[Pdns-users] PowerDNS and Active Directory

Aki Tuomi cmouse at youzen.ext.b2.fi
Thu Jan 15 06:36:52 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 08:37:42PM -0700, NewWorld wrote:
> I'd like to know if it is possible to use PowerDNS with Active Directory
> I need to build a new Microsoft Active Directory domain, but I also would
> like to use our current PowerDNS infrastructure instead of using the
> Microsoft DNS server.
> I'm using PowerDNS 3.3, when I promote my Domain Controller (without
> installing DNS on it) and then point this Domain Controller to use PowerDNS,
> the promotion work, but the domain controller fails to register is DNS entry
> in the zone.
> My Domain Controller is named: DC1.myzone.com
> PowerDNS is Master on these zones:
> myzone.com	[Required]
> _msdcs.myzone.com	[Optional]
> _sites.myzone.com	[Optional]
> _tcp.myzone.com	[Optional]
> _udp.myzone.com	[Optional]
> Do I need to configure something on the pdns.conf file, so the DC can
> register itself ?

I would not recommend using PowerDNS as DNS server for Active Directory. It
wants to do quite a lot of magic inside, so it will require quite a lot of
work and you are not going to be sure if it still works. 


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