70-411 Exam Cram - Configure network services and access

Configure DNS Zones

Configure primary and secondary zones

  • Secondary Zones are not writable, but do include a full copy of the zone database
  • Active Directory integrated zones can be updated on all Domain Controllers except Read-Only Domain Controllers
  • Secondary servers can be a replica of an Active Directory integrated zone if they are permitted to on the Zone Transfers tab

Configure stub zones

  • Stub Zones speed up name resolution and limit zone transfers
  • Stub zones provide a dynamic list of name servers for a zone

Configure conditional forwards

  • Conditional Forwarders and Stub Zones can be replicated but with domain controllers in the forest or domain but forwarders cannot
  • Conditional forwarders forward requests for a specific domain to specific DNS servers
  • The conditional forwarder cmdlet is Add-DNSServerConditionalForwarderZone

Configure zone and conditional forward storage in Active Directory

  • Conditional Forwarders can be stored in Active Directory using the -ReplicationScope parameter of the Add-DNSConditionalForwarder cmdlet

Configure zone delegation

  • Create a DNS zone delegation using the Add-DnsServerZoneDelegation cmdlet. You need to specify the Name of the parent zone, the ChildZoneName, the NameServer and the IPAddress of the name server/s
  • Delegating a Zone allows the resolution of that zone to be handled by an alternate DNS server

Configure zone transfer settings

  • The Set-DnsServerPrimaryZone cmdlet can be used with the -SecureSecondaries parameter to configure zone transfer settings

Configure notify settings

  • The Primary DNS server can notify a secondary server when changes are made to the zone database to improve the accuracy of records in the secondary database, by default the secondary DNS server queries the set refresh interval
  • Configure DNS Notify for a zone by opening the properties of the zone and clicking Notify on the Zone Transfers tab

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