I have two domain controllers that act as a Primary and Secondary DNS servers. Server2 is the primary and server1 is the secondary. If I open dnsmgnt on server2 and look at the Reverse Lookup Zones, it looks like this:
Test 1

If I look at the Reverse Lookup Zones on server1, it looks like this:
What is causing this to be different? On a side note, does every domain controller with a global catalog need to have itself as a DNS server?


That's Advanced mode for that MMC snapin, in the View menu - shows the actual zone name instead of the "easier" version.

Not sure exactly what you mean by "have itself as a DNS server" - can you expand on that (and maybe make it a separate question)?

  • Thank you. I will open another question for the second question. – Jacob Aug 22 '11 at 18:29
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    I think he is asking if every domain controller must be a DNS server. The answer to that is no. – Zoredache Aug 22 '11 at 18:30
  • no, I was asking if every Domain Controller that has the global catalog enabled should also have DNS Server installed. – Jacob Aug 22 '11 at 18:39

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