Windows 2000 – Active Directory Replication and DNS

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To provide an overview of the implementation and configuration of DNS services and Active Directory replication

Target Audience

Students preparing for Microsoft exam 70-217; students working in a medium to very large computing environments that use the Windows 2000 network operating system


Experience in implementing and administering network operating systems

Expected Duration

220 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 2000 – Active Directory Replication and DNS

  • define the types of replication, recognize how to create a site, and identify how to replicate a partition within a site.
  • create a site and a subnet.
  • recognize the function of intersite replication, and identify the purpose of site links and site link bridges and how to create them.
  • configure a bridgehead server and create a site link and a site link bridge.
  • state the types of problems that can occur with replication and determine how to correct the problems.
  • recognize the essential requirements of a DNS server, and identify how to implement and install DNS before and during installation of the Active Directory.
  • install the DNS Server service.
  • recognize how to store, integrate, and replicate zones on your network.
  • create Active Directory-integrated forward and reverse lookup zones and configure dynamic DNS.
  • recognize guidelines you should follow to prevent common configuration errors when designing and managing your DNS service.
  • recognize how to use the Microsoft Management Console snap-in to manage DNS and the Event Viewer to identify DNS and networking problems.
  • use the DNS snap-in to verify that the server can make simple and recursive queries and track the possible cause of an error event in the Event Viewer.
  • identify the command-line tools and utilities you can use to monitor, administer, troubleshoot, and solve DNS problems.
  • use command-line troubleshooting utilities to identify and solve a DNS query problem.
  • recognize how to manage and monitor replication traffic using the Replication Monitor, Replication Administrator, and Network Monitor.
  • monitor a server, add a replication connection, and monitor DNS replication data.
  • modify the replication topology and designate bridgehead servers.
  • add a replication connection, view replication partners, and designate a bridgehead server.