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Can we use the hosts file records to populate AD/DNS?

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Gino Castoldi_2
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Can we use the hosts file records to populate AD/DNS?

We have a W2K3 DC and we want to populate it with entries from a local hosts file.

Can we use the hosts file records to populate AD/DNS?

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Thank you
Gino
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Can we use the hosts file records to populate AD/DNS?

AD DNS uses the UNIX file scheme. So you can use the tool h2n:

http://www.softpanorama.org/DNS/Tools/zone_generators.shtml

Then, if your zones are not AD Integrated, you can paste the content to the Windows zone file.

If your zone is AD integrated, then your best option is to use the procedure described here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323419

This would mean that you need to set up a BIND DNS server first based in the results of h2n.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?