I am reading TechNet notes, "active Directory and DNS" one of the very first things strike my eyes the statement says "Active Directory and DNS go hand in hand. DNS is required to configure Active Directory. Are you required to use Microsoft's DNS server to support Active Directory? The answer is no." Technically and reality sometimes slaps me the most. Over years I have been teaching MCSE classes and each class we teach, how important DNS is and now, we find out Microsoft DNS is not required, to support active directory. We still want Religiously Microsoft active directory DNS anyway. Because number of reasons.
Another reality statement as follows," Any DNS server supporting SRV records (RFC 2782) and dynamic DNS updates (RFC 2136) can be used to support Active Directory."
- We get higher level of security and fault tolerance
- AD integrated zone
- Secure updates
- Dynamic updates
- Windows 2000 computers can dynamically register and update records with a DNS server that supports dynamic DNS update protocol
Please Take your time and try to find the answers for following question regarding to DNS
- What Is DNS
- What does Active directory integrated DNS mean
- What is a Zone?
- What port DNS operates on?
- What is A record
- What is Host record
- What is Glue Record
- What is PTR Record
- What is Forward lookup zone
- How many Forward lookup zones, we get after DCPromo? (Assuming we install DNS as well)
- What is Reverse lookup zone
- How many Reverse lookup zones, we get after DCPromo? (Assuming we install DNS as well)
- What is Alias record
- What is Cname record
- What is MX Record
- What is default priority for MX record ( you have to know this religiously (-J
- What is SRV record
- What tool can be used for DNS troubleshooting
- What is DCDiag.exe
- What is Repmon.exe
- What is FRSDiag.exe
- What is Netlogon service, what does it do?
- How does windows 2003 server is able to connect to the internet, right after installation
- What is root hint servers
- How many root hint servers available by default or after installation windows 2003 server
- Where do I locate root hint servers in DNS
- What happened when Cache.dns file is missing or corrupted
Please do some research, we will go over each question in the next class. Passing score is 700 each question is worth for 40 points, anyone gets below 500 is going to buy lunch this Saturday
(I am just kidding)
MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA),
MCSE 2003 M+ S+ MCDST
Security Project+ Server+