By default, Samba creates the following two forward zones during provisioning/upgrading (of course with your own domain name): The Samba internal DNS is a new implementation.
Although BIND is a grown up DNS and long in production on millions of servers, the Samba BIND DLZ module is still new.
Even though the internal DNS and the BIND DLZ modules are new, they both support all basic requirements for Active Directory and more.
A working Active Directory is heavily based on a working DNS.
If you discover problems or missing features, please open a bug report/feature request at https://bugzilla.samba.org/. If you are using BIND_DLZ as the backend, then your new zone is directly live without restarting Samba or BIND.
See Installing RSAT on Windows for AD Management for more details.
If you use the internal DNS server, there are the following known problems: Note: Currently both DNS backends don't support all features that can be setup in the dialogues.
It's not just for resolving IP addresses into names and vice versa.
Do not use anything else between your clients and Domain Controller/s.To administer DNS from a Windows client, you have to install the DNS MMC Snap-In.