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Can you have a backup DC with backup DNS, WINS & DHCP?

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September 15, 2004 5:31:08 PM

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We have a simple network of Win2K3 servers and we brought online today our
first backup domain controller. Ideally this BDC will also function as a
backup for the DHCP, DNS, & WINS running on the primary server. Is this
possible and if so how does one go about this?

Thank you
Anonymous
September 16, 2004 7:22:20 PM

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A good system state backup should do all you need look at
239892 How to Schedule Unattended Backups Using a Stand-Alone Tape Library
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=239892

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Anonymous
September 16, 2004 11:59:35 PM

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DNS is designed to work like this. My recommendation is to use two (or
more) domain controllers and switch to AD-integrated DNS. Point each server
to itself only and workstations to both servers. Use a forwarder for name
resolution of external hosts.

WINS has always had push/pull partners. Take a look at the documentation.

DHCP is more difficult. There's no way to have automatic failover (without
clustering, which is extemely expensive). You can allocate non-overlapping
scopes, but once you start wanting to use reservations, you're stuck because
there's no way to synchronise the reservations between the DHCP servers.
Futhermore, there's no way to allocate a reservation outside of the address
pool.

I'd like to see a solution for DHCP-failover in the next server release
(please, Microsoft!)

Oli



"Tim" <Tim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4D2C3071-2038-4C9E-8F80-5A24970D4966@microsoft.com...
> We have a simple network of Win2K3 servers and we brought online today our
> first backup domain controller. Ideally this BDC will also function as a
> backup for the DHCP, DNS, & WINS running on the primary server. Is this
> possible and if so how does one go about this?
>
> Thank you
!