Name Resolution 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
90 minutes

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a central network infrastructure service and continues to provide 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. This course explores the Windows Server 2008 DNS Server Role, its configuration, and the administration of DNS using the Server Core installation. It also explores special DNS setups using forwarding servers, conditional forwarding, root hints, and cache-only servers. Also covered is the use of other types of name resolution techniques including WINS, LMHOSTS, and HOSTS files, and the configuration steps necessary to set up clients to use DNS or WINS name resolution. The course is one in a series that covers the objectives for Microsoft exam 70-642 TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring 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.


Configuring a Domain Name System Server

  • configure a DNS server
  • distinguish between the types of Resource Records
  • use dnscmd to configure DNS settings
  • configure conditional forwarding
  • configure root hints
  • configure DNS

Configuring Name Resolution for Client Computers

  • configure NetBIOS name resolution
  • identify DNS-based name resolution options
  • configure the suffix search order for a DNS client
  • configure DNS clients in a given scenario





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