Changing the Server Profile of Other DNS Servers - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

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A server profile defines the functions that a server performs. During import, Address Manager creates Other DNS Servers to represent secondary and primary servers that don't exist in Address Manager as managed servers.

If you need to change these servers into Managed Windows Servers, you can do so by changing the server profile from Other DNS Server to Managed Windows Server.

You can make the following changes to server profiles:
  • Other DNS Server to a Managed Windows Server.
  • Other DNS Server to a DNS/DHCP Server.
  • One type of DNS/DHCP Server to another type of DNS/DHCP Server.

To change an Other DNS Server into a Managed Windows Server:

  1. Select the Servers tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Configuration information page.
  2. Under Server, click the Other DNS Server whose profile you want to change. The Server Details page opens.
  3. Click the server name, and then select Edit. The Edit Server page opens.
  4. Under Server, enter a name for the Managed Windows Server.
  5. Under Service Capability Profile, select Managed Windows Server from the drop-down menu.
  6. Under DDW Server, select a DDW server from the drop-down menu.
  7. Under Server Authentication Credentials, select the Inherit authentication credentials from linked DDW servercheck box. If you want to use unique credentials for the Managed Windows Server, deselect the Inherit authentication credentials from linked DDW server check box, and then type the Domain name, user name and password.
  8. Under DNS and DHCP Availability, set the DNS and DHCP service options:
    • If the Windows server provides or will provide DNS services, select DNS Enabled.
    • When you manage Windows DNS from Address Manager, you must select a DNS view. All DNS data from the Windows server is imported into this view, and only DNS records contained in this view are deployed. If your configuration does not yet contain a view, or if you want to add a different view, select the Enter View Name option, and then type a name for the view.
    • If the Windows server provides or will provide DHCP services, select DHCP Enabled.

    OPTIONAL—You can create a schedule for data imports for Managed Windows Servers.

  9. Under Import Schedule, select the Enable import Schedule check box, and then set the following parameters:
    • Start Time—type the start time in these fields and select AM or PM.
    • Start Date—type a date in the format DD MMM YYYY (for example, type 10 JAN 2018 for January 10 2018), or click the calendar button to select a date.
    • Frequency—to import data just once at the specified time and date, select Once. To import data at a regular interval, select Every, type a value in the text field, and then select a time interval from the drop-down list.
  10. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  11. Click Update.

In the Address Manager configuration the Other DNS Server profile changes to Managed Windows Server.

For details on stub zones, refer to Stub zones.

For more details on Managed Windows Servers, refer to BlueCat Address Manager for Windows Server.