As per a few prior questions - I am in the process of splitting a server with a variety of role into individual servers with one role per server.
I have now got the following servers/roles setup:
Server Name: CARBON Server IP: 192.168.1.52 Server Role(s): Active Directory Domain Services + DNS Server (HP ProLiant DL360 G4 Intel Xeon 3.0GHz - 4GB of RAM) Server Name: HYDROGEN Server IP: 192.168.1.56 Server Role(s): None (HP ProLiant DL360 G4 Intel Xeon 3.0GHz - 4GB of RAM) Server Name: OXYGEN Server IP: 192.168.1.50 Server Role(s): File Services (HP ProLiant ML110 G6 Intel Xeon 2.40GHz - 5GB of RAM)
All workstations (Windows XP Professional SP3) have the following TCP/IP settings:
IP Address: 192.168.1.XX (Static) Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.99 DNS Primary: 192.168.1.50
The DNS Server (CARBON Server 192.168.1.52) has forwarders set to OpenDNS's IP addresses.
So - my question is:
If I have a DNS server running on 192.168.1.52, should all of the workstations primary DNS be set to that IP rather than 192.168.1.50?
On all other servers should the primary DNS be set to 192.168.1.52?
On the DNS server itself, should the primary DNS be set to 127.0.0.1?
If I make the server with no role (HYDROGEN 192.168.1.56) a Domain Controller as a backup - what should it's DNS settings be? Does it need to run a DNS server aswell?
Any help clearing this up in my head would be greatly appreciated!