[Lvlug] [OT] - Windows server question
scottwferg at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 12:05:37 EST 2005
On 12/30/05, Brian Reichert <rignes at ptd.net> wrote:
> * Scott Ferguson <scottwferg at gmail.com> [2005-12-30 11:37:04-0500]
> > I'm in the process of migrating several server processes to
> > machines at work (mainly Active Directory, firewall, anti-virus,
> > and I'm needing to move the DNS server over to one of these
> > machines as well. Anybody know of an easy way to backup the old
> > settings from the old server so that they can be easily migrated
> > minimalize downtime? We rely heavily on the DNS server here. 2
> > the new servers are running Windows Server 2003 (the other is
> > Security Linux for the firewall). It's all be migrated from a
> > 2000 Pro Server.
> I assume you mean Windows 2000 Server? Pro would be only for the
> Anyway, if you have a Windows 2000 domain you should be able to change
> they DNS
> type to Primary from Active Directory Integrated. If the DNS Zone is set
> Primary it is stored on your disk in a text file which you should be able
> just copy to the new server.
> Have you made many custom changes to DNS? If not then you shouldn't have
> copy anything since Windows 200x DNS supports dynamic updates.
> I've never done the moving of a DNS zone in this way but in theory it
> Hope that helps a little. ;)
Aye, I didn't setup the machines here (just an intern) so I'm in somewhat of
unfamiliar territory. I'll give that idea a whirl. Our gateway/DNS is a
crappy 200mhz SMP machine so I'm trying to plan out the most efficient route
here to migrate both of those services with minimal downtime. Seems like
moving the gateway will be the only trick, and that should be pretty
"Subtraction: Addition's tricky pal." --David Letterman
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