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Configure DNS Dynamic Update in Windows DHCP Server

Did you know that Windows DHCP server can update records dynamically for its clients on DNS server? Having DHCP server updating DNS records for client machines is very useful if you have a network application that relies so much on the name resolution for its communication. However, the default configuration of Windows DHCP server is […]
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Enable Event Logging in Windows DNS Server

There are times when you may want to capture the trail of events happening in the DNS server. It could be for audit, troubleshooting, or other purpose. Whatever that is, you need to ensure that the DNS server is capable of running the DNS event logging service. Windows DNS server has this capability by default. […]
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Configure DNS Forwarding in Windows Server 2012 R2

To put it simple, you can understand DNS forwarding as a method for DNS server to resolve a query by “asking for a help” from another DNS server. It is supported by on Windows DNS server, including Windows Server 2012 R2. The default behaviour is that Windows DNS Server will forward query that it cannot resolve […]
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Configure Stub Zone in Windows DNS Server

Stub zone is one of the way to forward DNS query for a specific zone to another DNS server where the zone resides (the Master server). Stub zone is similar to Secondary zone, but instead of creating duplicate of all records, it keeps only the information of SOA and NS record from the Master. The […]
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Configure Primary Zone in Windows DNS Server

Primary zone is a zone that can be updated directly on the DNS server where the zone resides. This means administrator can do any operations in the primary zone including modify, delete, and create DNS record. When DNS Server role is configured as part of Active Directory role configuration, Windows already configure a primary zone […]
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Configure Secondary Zone in Windows DNS Server

When adding a DNS zone, there is an option to create secondary zone. A secondary zone is basically a replica of zone from another existing DNS server in the network. The other server which is being replicated is called the Master. Any changes on the Master applies to the secondary zone as well, but not […]