Azure recently experienced a nasty outage, lasting several hours. It seems to have been centered around DNS, but had wide side effects. Microsoft’s cloud platform took something of a beating. By the sound of it, a DDoS could have been to blame. Or not. Redmond isn’t saying…
Need help with DNS forwarding? Daniel Petri points out some issues with how DNS forwarding is handled in Windows Server 2008/2012 that you should be aware of.
In part two of our series on DNS forwarding, learn how to configure DNS forwarders in Windows Server 2012 R2 using the Windows GUI and the command prompt.
Need to know what a DNS forwarder is? Daniel Petri compares it to root hints, and then offers some best practices on how to use DNS forwarders effectively.
In the fourth and final part of our series, learn to configure DNS records in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 in this tutorial!
DNS plays a vital role in a healthy AD environment. Learn to configure DNS settings for a network adapter in Windows Server 2012 in this quick Ask an Admin article.
Recently a number of tech companies experienced network attacks. Learn how DNS logs and analysis can be a useful sources of security information in this article by Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek.
To create a new Windows 2000 DNS Server, you must install Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server on a server that is attached to your network. Because DNS is not installed by default during installation of Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server, you have to install DNS on the server. You can install the Windows […]
After you run Dcpromo.exe and Windows 2000 automatically installs and configures the Domain Name System (DNS), the primary DNS server is left as the current DNS server. This causes Netlogon error messages that are related to DNS registration not working. For example: Event Source: NETLOGON Event Category: None Event ID: 5781 Date: Time: User: Computer: […]
If you also have NAT installed on the same server that hosts the DNS server, you will get these errors. NAT has a DNS Proxy setting that enables DHCP clients to direct DNS queries to the NAT server. The client DNS queries are then forwarded to the NAT server’s configured DNS server. The DNS Proxy […]
A review of Train Signal’s Windows 2000/2003 DNS Video Lab Training – Product Details. See more details at Train Signal’s website. After completing Train Signal’s Active Directory CBT course, I thought I might delve into and learn the Black Art of DNS. So the Train Signal turned red and Lab 4 pulled into my workstation. I […]
A GUI interface is great for novice administrators but is cumbersome if you have to perform the same task over and over again. Command line tools can be more efficient than GUI tools. Dnscmd.exe is one of the support tools from Support.cab, which is located in the support’tools directory on the Windows 2000 CD. Dnscmd […]
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the Active Directory locator in Windows 2000. Active Directory clients and client tools use DNS to locate domain controllers for administration and logon. You must have a DNS server installed and configured for Active Directory and the associated client software to function correctly. This article guides you through the […]