Two questions on DNS, AD integrated

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1) I have existing DNS primary and secondary. I will make my primary DNS
server an active-directory DNS integrated zone.
Question:
I know DNS data is going to be replicated to all DC's. Does the DNS data
replicated too all DC's include all type of records (A), (CN), etc or only
the SRV RR records get replicated ?

2) On DHCP servers I make my clients point to DNS1 and DNS2 servers (which
will be now DCs, serving DNS servers).
I know that in DNS-ADI, one of the advantages is that clients in remote
branches would go the DC in the local site when looking up DNS data ? Is
that correct ?
The problem, how can clients point to local DC if the DNS IP Primary DNS IP
Secondary are looking for DNS1 and DNS2 (which are servers located in the
main office).
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

    "Marlon Brown" <marlon_brown@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > 1) I have existing DNS primary and secondary. I will make my primary DNS
    > server an active-directory DNS integrated zone.

    Ok.

    > Question:
    > I know DNS data is going to be replicated to all DC's. Does the DNS data
    > replicated too all DC's include all type of records (A), (CN), etc or
    only
    > the SRV RR records get replicated ?

    The entire zone that is AD-integrated replicates.

    What we are doing is storing the entire zone in AD.

    So when AD replicates it replicates ALL records (in
    that zone.)

    > 2) On DHCP servers I make my clients point to DNS1 and DNS2 servers (which
    > will be now DCs, serving DNS servers).

    Ok. You should generally point about half of them
    the other way around DNS2 as "preferred" and DNS1
    as "alternate."

    > I know that in DNS-ADI, one of the advantages is that clients in remote
    > branches would go the DC in the local site when looking up DNS data ? Is
    > that correct ?

    Yes. You should set the clients (or DHCP scopes) up
    that way.

    > The problem, how can clients point to local DC if the DNS IP Primary DNS
    IP
    > Secondary are looking for DNS1 and DNS2 (which are servers located in the
    > main office).

    You have to point them to ANY DNS server for that zone.
    If that DNS server is an AD-integrated it can register locally,
    right there on the DNS-DC.

    IF that server is (only) a Secondary, the client will use the
    Secondary's copy of the SOA record to find the Master and
    work up the chain to a Master (on of the AD-integrated DNS
    servers MUST be somewhere above the Secondary as the
    master source.)

    Generally, each "significant" site should have at least one
    DC (and it should be a GC) so generally you will have a
    place to put AD-integrated DNS at every site.

    Note:
    You may have some locations that are were there are no
    domain resources or access to those resources is NOT
    critical and which therefore don't have a DC.
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