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Mastering DNS on Windows Server 2016

Learn to Install, Configure and Troubleshoot a Windows 2016 DNS Server
Instructor:
Robert Hill
12,640 students enrolled
English [Auto]
You will know what DNS is, and how it works.
You will Master the DNS Manager Console - The foundation of DNS server management.
You will Demonstrate proficiency by installing, configuring the DNS server role, mastering record types and queries.
You will Maximize your experience level by creating Zones, demonstrating Zone Replication and Zone Delegation, and installing DNS Security, and troubleshooting your DNS server.

This course will take you step by step from a novice to an advanced DNS administrator. You will start by learning the complete basics of what DNS is and how it works from a user’s perspective. Next you will learn how to use the DNS manager and the different resource record types used by DNS.

Next you will learn how to create a DNS server in a Windows Environment, before moving on to more advanced DNS topics like creating and understanding zones, zone delegation, active directory replication, recursive and iterative queries, DNSSEC (DNS Security), creating forwarders and conditional forwarders, using tools like NSlookup, ADSIEdit, Troubleshooting DNS and MUCH more!

Great News – I have just added 14 lectures to my DNS course! Checkout the DNS Update promo in the New Features Section for details.

As a bonus, I just added a PowerShell for DNS section. Here you will learn how to create DNS records all using Windows PowerShell.

Course Introduction

1
Instructor and Course Introduction
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What is DNS

In this lecture, you are going to learn what DNS is and how it is used by everyone from major IT companies down to every day home use all around the world. At the conclusion of this lecture, the student will have a much better understanding on how DNS works.

New DNS Features in Windows Server 2016

1
DNS Update Promo

This lecture introduces the 14 new lectures that I have just added to the DNS course

2
What's new in Windows Server 2016 DNS

This lecture is an overview of the New Features in Windows Server 2016

Installing The DNS Server Role

1
Installing the DNS Server Role

Hands-on Lecture:

Step by step installation of Windows DNS on a Windows 2016 server. Then, in the configuration phase present the detail that will be required for you to be successful in your specific network environment.

Before completing this lecture you will need access to a Windows Server 2016 instance.

You will either have access to one at your place of work or if you are learning from home you can use VirtualBox to run the OS from your computer. You can download a free trial version of Windows Server 2016 and a free copy of VirtualBox at the following links:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-2016

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

2
Building Your DNS Server Quiz

DNS Basics

1
The Hosts File

Before DNS servers were in use, Windows computers used a “Hosts” file to map an IP address to an easy to remember name (like itflee.com). The hosts file is still in use and can be found on your Windows computers. In this lecture I will be teaching you everything you need to know about the Hosts file.

2
Do I need NetBIOS?
3
DNS Console Overview

The purpose of this video is to familiarize you with the various components of the DNS console manager. After this lecture the student will have a good working knowledge of every component of the DNS Console Manager.

4
DNS Resource Record Types

DNS servers hold different types of entries which are called resource records. These recourse records are used to provide DNS based data about computers on a network. In this lecture, I am going to provide a general overview of the most common types of resource records that you will encounter while working on DNS. After this lecture the student will gain a great basic understanding of the resource records commonly used in Windows DNS

5
Creating the mytestzone forward lookup zone
6
Creating DNS Resource Records

In this lecture you are going to learn how to create a DNS resource record for both Forward and Reverse lookup zones. Let’s start by creating a DNS resource record in a Forward lookup zone. I am going to create an entry in the “mytestzone”.

7
Recursive and Iterative Queries

This is a hands on lecture.

We will demonstrate the difference between recursive and iterative queries.

            Discuss the reasons why you may want to disable recursive queries.

            Discuss the effects of disabling recursion.

            I will show you how to disable recursive queries


8
DNS Basics Quiz

DNS ZONES

1
Understanding DNS Zones

In this Lecture will your will receive an overview of DNS Zones. After this lecture the student will understand the usage and functionality of the DNS Zones.

2
Creating a Forward and Reverse Lookup Zone

In this Lecture We will Create a Forward and a Reverse Lookup Zone, using the DNS Server Wizard.

• We will discuss Zone types
• How DNS Data is Replicated
• We will cover Dynamic Updates

After this lecture the student will gain valuable experience creating zones using the DNS manager.

3
Creating a Secondary Zone

In this Video we will:

  • Describe Secondary Zones
  • Explain why you would deploy a Secondary Zone
  • Create a Secondary Zone
  • And finally, we will test the Zone
  • At the end of this lecture you will have a thorough understanding of Secondary Zones
  • You will know how to create, configure and test your Secondary Zone 
4
Stub Zone Creation

In this Video:

  • We will describe Stub Zones
  • We will consider the differences between a conditional forwarder, a delegation and a stub zone.
  • We will describe a scenario in which stub zones could be used in your organization.
  • At the completion of this lecture, you will know how to create stub zones in your lab or your organization.
5
Active Directory Zone Replication

In this Video we will,

Discuss the benefits of storing Zones in Active Directory
• Take a closer look at the Active Directory Zone Replication Scope
• Demonstrate Replication in a Domain, Forest Environment
• Use DNS Manager and ADSI edit to view Domain and Forest Zone Data
• Demonstrate how to remove Zone Data from Active Directory.

The Student will gain valuable working knowledge, experience and understanding of Replication using DNS Manager and ADSI edit and hands on experience remove Zone data from Active Directory.

6
Implementing DNS Forwarding

In this Video we will:

  • We will illustrate how DNS Forwarding can work in your organization.
  • We will consider a common scenario in which DNS forwarding can be deployed.
  • At the completion of this lecture you will gain valuable-work related knowledge and hands-on experience by utilizing and implementing the steps given in this lecture.
7
Implementing DNS Conditional Forwarding

In this Video:

  • We will illustrate how DNS Conditional Forwarding can be implemented in your organization.
  • We will consider a common scenario in which DNS Conditional Forwarding can be deployed.
  • At the completion of this lecture you will gain valuable-work related knowledge and hands-on experience by utilizing and implementing the steps given in this lecture.
8
Zone Transfer

Do I need to do DNS Zone transfers if I have Active Directory Integrated Zones. The answer is no. This guide explains this and other concepts perfectly

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DNS Zones

DNS Delegation

1
(DNS) Domain Name System and DNS Delegation

This course will enable the student to understand the role and the function that DNS plays in the internet. This course will give the student an excellent understanding of DNS delegation which is an integral part of the Domain Name System. 

2
Windows 2016 Server and DNS Zone Delegation

In this video you will gain real world experience solving the DNS problems of a large multinational Company. I will take you through a hands-on installation of Windows 2016 DNS delegation.

3
Questions on the Domain Name System and DNS Delegation

The questions and answers given on this lecture will broaden the students understanding on Domain Name System and DNS Delegation

DNS Security Techniques

1
DNS Security Techniques Overview

This lecture is an overview of the Security techniques that you will learn from this section

2
Configuring DNS Cache Locking

You will learn how to configure DNS Cache Locking. This prevents users from being sent to a malicious web site. Based upon the TTL, the DNS cache will not be updated until the TTL period is over

3
Configuring the DNS Socket Pools

This technique randomizes the source ports, which keeps hackers from injecting and attacking the DNS cache

4
Configuring Response Rate Limiting

Prevents DOS (denial of service) attacks causing the DNS server to stop replying to clients if there is a flurry of similar requests originating from a common source

5
DNS Security Techniques - QUIZ

Advanced DNS Topics

1
Overview of Advanced Topics

This lecture is an overview of what you will be learning in this section

2
Enabling Round Robin and Netmask Ordering

In this lecture you will learn how to configure Round Robin and Netmask Ordering

3
IPv4 and IPv6 Root Hints

In this lecture you will learn how Root Hints and forwarders are used in a Windows DNS environment.

4
Configuring Recursion

In this lecture we’re going to answer the question what is Recursion? We’re going take a look at the reasons why you would enable or disable recursion.

5
Advanced DNS Topics - Quiz

DNS Security

1
The Windows DNS Security Overview


  • In this video we will identify:
  • What is DNSSEC?
  • Why do we need to Deploy DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)?
  • We will describe one of the methods hackers use to corrupt DNS?
  • How does Microsoft DNSSEC address cache poisoning attacks?
2
Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Encryption

In this Video we will:

  • Present an overview of the two methods of encryption in use today.
  • Describe and illustrate Symmetric and Asymmetric encryption.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of both methods of encryption.
  • At the end of this lecture you will understand the difference between Symmetric and Asymmetric encryption.
3
Installing DNS Security (DNSSEC) on Windows 2016 Server

In this Video we will:

  • We will demonstrate a step-by-step hands on installation of Windows DNS Security.
  • We will define technical terms you will need as we progress through the installation.
  • At the completion of this lecture you will gain valuable-work related knowledge and experience by utilizing and implementing the steps given in this lecture.
4
DNS Security (DNSSEC) Client Installation

In this Video we will:

  • We will demonstrate a step-by-step hands on Windows DNS Security (DNSSEC) client installation.
  • We will define technical terms you will need as we progress through the installation.
  • At the completion of this lecture you will gain valuable-work related knowledge and experience by utilizing and implementing the steps given in this lecture.
5
DNSSEC

DNS Policies

1
DNS Policies Background

In this lecture you will gain an understanding of the terminology necessary for the successful configuration of DNS Policies

2
Configuring DNS Filtering

In this lecture you will learn how to setup and configure a DNS filtering policy to block a malicious domain that has a virus.

3
Configuring Split-Brain DNS in an Active Directory Environment

In this lecture you will learn how to configure a split-brain DNS policy

4
Configuring DNS Selective Recursion Policy

In this lecture you will configure a Split-Brain DNS policy with selective recursion

5
Configuring a Traffic Management Policies

In this lecture you will learn how to configure a Traffic Management policy based upon the clients geographical location.

6
DNS Policies

PowerShell for DNS

1
Introduction to PowerShell for DNS Part 1
2
PowerShell for DNS Part 2
3
PowerShell for DNS Part 3
4
PowerShell for DNS Part 4

In this lecture you will learn how to add multiple A host records using a script in PowerShell

Troubleshooting DNS Issues - Troubleshooting Tools

1
Troubleshooting Tools Every IT Pro Must Know

In this lecture we will illustrate the troubleshooting tools that every IT Professional must know in order to be successful.

2
The Event Viewer Overview
  • In this lecture I will present an overview of the Windows Event Viewer
  • At the completion of this lecture, you will gain valuable-work related knowledge and experience by utilizing and implementing the tools discussed in this lecture.
3
Subscriptions

We will describe one of the new features in the Windows Event Viewer called subscriptions.

We will create and configure a subscription.

At the completion of this lecture, you will have a complete understanding of how to utilize subscriptions in your lab or your organization.

4
Monitoring and Debug Logging

In this Video:

  • We will describe two troubleshooting tools from Windows DNS Manager called Monitoring and Debug Logging. 
  • We will test our DNS configuration using monitoring. Then we will perform three tests utilizing Debug Logging. 
  • The student will master these tools from the event viewer.
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Trouble-shooting DNS Client issues
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Troubleshooting DNS Issues
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Bonus Lecture
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