Active Directory requires Microsoft DNS?

Nathan Eisenberg nathan at
Mon Sep 20 16:16:24 UTC 2010

If your AD domain is a subdomain, like, you can always delegate the subdomain's name service to the MS DNS servers from the BIND servers.  That way, you don't have to make huge changes to your existing environment.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Mikelson [mailto:tmikelson at]
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 7:05 AM
> To: nanog at
> Subject: Active Directory requires Microsoft DNS?
> Presently our organization utilizes BIND for DNS services, with the Networking
> team administering.  We are now being told by the Systems team that they will
> be responsible for DNS services and that it will be changed over to the
> Microsoft DNS service run on domain controllers.  The reason given is that the
> Active Directory implementation requires the Microsoft DNS service and
> dynamic DNS.  Not being a Microsoft administrator I do not know the veracity
> of these claims.  Anyone out there had any experiences with a situation like
> this?  I am a bit leery of changing something that is already working.

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