Five ways to prevent Windows DNS problems

Bill Detwiler shares five tips for keeping the critical Domain Name System (DNS) running smoothly across your Windows network.

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.

TR Dojo: Prevent Windows DNS problems with these five simple tips Bill Detwiler shares five helpful tips for keeping the Domain Name System (DNS) running smoothly across your Windows network. Once you’ve watched this TR Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href="">TR Dojo Blog</a>.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...