Can I completely remove the Windows DNS in favour of BIND9 in an AD network?

Posted by Vinícius Ferrão on Server Fault See other posts from Server Fault or by Vinícius Ferrão
Published on 2013-05-19T22:23:13Z Indexed on 2014/08/25 4:23 UTC
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I would like to remove the DNS feature of Windows Domain Controllers and point the DNS servers to our BIND9 servers.

I know it's possible to setup coexistence but this requires a number of extra Windows DNS Servers equals to the number of Domain Controllers in the network.

Active Directory expects the _msdcs zone and other things like _tcp, _udp; etc.

The main question is: how to make BIND9 takes care of all this AD specific data? And with dynamic updating to make AD even more happier.


PS: Making BIND9 points to the Windows DNS Servers to resolve the Active Directory specific zones isn't an option. We already do this...

EDIT: As today, I'm running without Windows DNS. I'm writing up a guide on how to do this, and I'll update this topic.

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