The Domain Name System, or DNS, is a critical service on Windows networks--Active Directory won't work without it and a host of other network functions need it. A while back, TechRepublic blogger Rick Vanover put together a list of DNS configuration mistakes that IT pros should avoid. It was so popular, that he followed up with a list of five tips to prevent DNS problems on Windows networks. In this week's TR Dojo episode, I explore Rick's five tips.
For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player window or check out Rick Vanovers' article, "Five tips to prevent DNS issues on Windows systems," on which this video is based. And more more DNS and Windows networking tips, check out the following resources:
- 10 tips for troubleshooting DNS problems
- How do I... Install and configure a DNS server in Windows Server 2008?
- Manage DNS suffix configuration through Group Policy
- How to migrate DNS information to Windows Server 2008
- How to create DNS zones and records on Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server
- Delegating DNS record write permissions
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.