Checklist: Reconfigure the DNS Server Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Complete the tasks in this checklist in the order in which they are presented. If a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic, return to this checklist after you review the conceptual topic so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks.

Checklist: Reconfigure the DNS Server Service

Task Reference

Enable aging and scavenging on two Windows Server 2008–based domain controllers running Domain Name System (DNS) Server service.

Note
We recommend that you complete this step for any forest root domain controller with the DNS Server service installed.

Enable Aging and Scavenging for DNS

Configure the DNS Client service settings for the first domain controller that you installed and for all other domain controllers that you installed.

> [!NOTE] > This step is optional, if you installed the DNS service when you ran the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe).

Configure DNS Client Service Settings on the First and Subsequent Domain Controllers

Update the DNS delegation for the forest root domain on a DNS server that is authoritative for the parent zone.

> [!NOTE] > This step is optional, if you installed the DNS service when you ran the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe).

Update the DNS Delegation Records