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I'm currently at work and we're having some troubles. We want to create a new domain for our area, but the DHCP server is not in our control. The DHCP server lists DNS as, however we want to make a new domain called We've been thinking of fowarding the DNS from to so that way DHCP doesn't have to be changed. Basically

Client requests DHCP says DNS is at tells client to go to client registers in AD at and adds it's A record to DNS at

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I don't think it's possible with standard software(Though I don't know much about windows server). However maybe it's possible for you to setup all the hosts in as CNAME to corresponding hosts in

Alternatively (though much more complicated), maybe you can periodically load the whole zone (you can use nslookup or dig for that once zone transfers is enabled on your DNS server), and make some script to process zone data and insert changed names in (and possibly remove those entries from

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That's... gonna be hard. Windows Active Directory DNS does not handle forwarders that well. There are a TON of small records that are created in AD that can break with that setup. I'd really try to get access to that DHCP server before I'd do a forwarder.

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