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Old 02-01-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Exclamation Configure BIND DNS to Answer Active Directory Queries

Hello all, havn't posted here in ages i don't think. Been a bit busy with school and what not. I have a somewhat simple question, regarding a lab i have to do for a class. I've gone to open hours, none of the "tutors" so to speak can seem to help me. First off all of our labs tell us to use the fedora images provided to us... well i don't want to. Why should i be required to use Fedora when there's many other adequate OS's out there? My choice to install was slackware, and probably because of this somehow I can't get this lab working.

Here's what I need to do, maybe I can get some insight. I'm not looking to get my homework done for me, I can't figure it out, my professor can't, and the labbies can't. basically my problem is that I have a Windows 2000 domain controller controlling the sizlack domain. It's DNS is pointed to the linux box which will be providing primary DNS to the domain. In no way shape or form can I get Windows to pass it's SRV records to the linux DNS server. I run DC promo which should do it and nothing is passed. I can't seem to force it in any way. I have the proper allow update from the windows DC on the Linux server. I don't have config's for you as I'm not in lab but i could get them if necessary.

The problem is once i have the DC up, and the linux DNS up, I need to dcpromo another server to a second DC of the first domain (sizlack.local) and it can't find the DC using the linux DNS. I can join the server to the existing domain, but can't dcpromo it. The windows error is claiming a DNS problem, and i figure that that problem is the linux dns not having the proper SRV records.

How would i go about getting those to transfer over to the linux DNS server? I guess I'm supposed to have this done automatically and not add them in statically to the linux config so lets rule that out for now. So basically my question is how to get it to automatically update the SRV records from windows? Any ideas or some pointers in the right direction? Thanks in advance.

I guess I'm being stubborn, i could install the fedora image but that defeats my argument that i spent about an hour defending on being forced to use that OS.

Last edited by Astro; 02-01-2006 at 12:07 PM.
Old 02-01-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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AFAIK Microsoft uses it's own proprietary DNS entries for Active Directory and not all of these can be recognized, or emulated, by non-Microsoft DNS servers (BIND, et al.) This means that the best way to get an Active Directory [domain/forest/tree] to work is to make sure all the servers and clients are using DNS from one of the domain controllers. I haven't looked at this much lately, but if I remember right more in-depth information on this would come from the Samba documentation.

In any case, it probably seemed like a good idea to set up BIND on Linux and use that, I originally thought so too, but in Active Directory the systems pretty much have to use Microsoft's DNS to work right.


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