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I have 5 windows 2000 domain controllers running active directory for a
single AD site. Currently each controller is configured to use itself as the
only DNS server and WINS server. Is this correct ? or should it have a second
dns server configured ? Such as the main PDC's IP address
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

    Hi Pedro, welcome to the group.

    With your configuration a problem called "dns island" can occur with W2000
    dns servers (fixed with 2003 server). Read up on this:

    Frequently asked questions about Windows 2000 DNS and Windows Server 2003
    DNS
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;291382

    For more information about the Windows 2000 DNS "Island" problem, see
    "Chapter 2 - Structural Planning for Branch Office Environments" in the
    "Planning" section of the Windows 2000 Server Active Directory Branch Office
    Guide at the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/activedirectory/branchoffice/default.asp

    --
    Scott Baldridge
    Windows Server MVP, MCSE

    "Pedro"
    >I have 5 windows 2000 domain controllers running active directory for a
    > single AD site. Currently each controller is configured to use itself as
    > the
    > only DNS server and WINS server. Is this correct ? or should it have a
    > second
    > dns server configured ? Such as the main PDC's IP address
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