Configuring DNS in Windows Server 2008

The audience for this path includes administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise. The audience also includes individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.

As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics:

  • 250 to 5,000 or more users
  • three or more physical locations
  • three or more domain controllers
  • network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management
  • connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet

Expected Duration
120 minutes

The Domain Naming System (DNS) is one of the most enhanced features in Windows Server 2008. With full support for the new, longer addresses of the IP version 6 protocol specification, along with continued support for the native IP version 4 specification, DNS in Windows Server 2008 is tailored to organizations of all sizes. New DNS support for Read-Only Domain Controllers provides primary read-only zones that add security and increase network efficiency. This course explores configuring DNS in Windows Server 2008, including Global single names, DNS Lookup features and DNS Zones. The course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following certifications: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.


Configuring DNS Server Settings

  • recognize the new features in the Windows Server 2008 DNS server
  • recognize the advanced features of DNS server
  • add a lookup zone
  • configure root hints
  • configure zone delegation
  • configure DNS in a given scenario

Zone Transfers and DNS Replication

  • configure a zone
  • identify the advantages of integrating DNS with AD DS
  • configure an application directory partition
  • identify the process for zone transfer
  • configure DNS replication





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