Configuration of 2016 AD for failover

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2021-05-12T22:16:55.873+00:00

Hello-
We have 2 Windows Server 2016 servers/DCs as follows:

Server1: Physical 2016 server running AD, DHCP, and DNS.
Server 2: VM 2016 server running AD, DHCP, and DNS.

We are attempting to create a failover environment without using a failover cluster. We have setup DHCP failover from Server1 to Server2 in hot standby mode. DNS is out-of-the-box AD-integrated.

Question: is it a Microsoft best practice to hand out the IP address of server2 as a secondary DNS server in the DHCP scope options? Were server1 to fail, would this model allow for automatic failover?

Thanks

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  1. Vicky Wang 2,646 Reputation points
    2021-05-13T09:11:46.177+00:00

    Hi,
    Thank you for posting in our forum.
    I agree with the MVP's point of view, but this question also involves knowledge of net or ha.
    If it is not resolved from the perspective of AD alone, you can post on the forums of Net and HA.
    Maybe they can give you a better solution
    Hope this information can help you
    Best wishes
    Vicky

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  2. Vicky Wang 2,646 Reputation points
    2021-05-17T08:50:47.3+00:00

    Hi,
    How are things going? Could you please send me an update so that we can continue to work on this problem and resolve it? Thanks for your help.
    Best wishes
    Vicky

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  3. Vicky Wang 2,646 Reputation points
    2021-05-21T09:34:34.883+00:00

    Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful.

    Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,
    Vicky

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  4. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-21T12:34:49.023+00:00

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

    --please don't forget to Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--

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  5. Vicky Wang 2,646 Reputation points
    2021-05-31T08:02:59.713+00:00

    Hi,
    Welcome to share your current situation if there are any updates.
    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.
    Best Regards,
    Vicky

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