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A quick question about delegation for anyone, do you have to delegate a zone when it's first created i.e when creating a child domain, or can you do it later on, i.e an existing zone which is already authorative with one dns server that I might want to move to another dns server ?
So the short answer to your question. If it's just a plain old domain, doesn't really matter too much. You can create it before or after you create the child domain. If you are talking about an Active Directory domain, I would definitely do the delegation prior to doing a dcpromo for the reasons stated above.
Do you know of a way to do this Mark? It has me scratching my head.
I am asking myself, would that work???
Deleting a domain or subnet deletes all DNS records in a zone file but doesn't actually delete the zone file on a standard primary or standard secondary server. The actual zone file remains in the %SystemRoot%/System32/Dns directory even after you delete the zone from the DNS MMC. It may be possible to use that file to rebuild the zone on another server. I don't know for sure.
*scratches head some more*
Good observation. I'm quite curious about this. I might have to play on my lab a bit tomorrow. As for now, I'm about to go see the movie Knocked Up in 5 minutes.