Mastering DNS on Windows Server 2016
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Mastering DNS on Windows Server 2016

Learn to Install, Configure and Troubleshoot a Windows 2016 DNS Server
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Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 70 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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.
Requirements
  • Access to a Windows 2016 Server or a Home Lab
  • Internet Access
  • Beginner or intermediate level of experience with Windows Server
  • A burning desire to learn Windows DNS
Description

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.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to Administrate a Windows 2016 DNS Server
  • Anyone who wants to get a job or a better job in the IT field
Course content
Expand all 49 lectures 04:54:48
+ Course Introduction
2 lectures 09:51

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.

Preview 03:04
+ New DNS Features in Windows Server 2016
2 lectures 03:18

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

Preview 00:47

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

Preview 02:31
+ Installing The DNS Server Role
1 lecture 05:35

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

Installing the DNS Server Role
05:35
Building Your DNS Server Quiz
10 questions
+ DNS Basics
7 lectures 25:25

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.

The Hosts File
04:01
Do I need NetBIOS?
00:18

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.

Preview 06:57

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

DNS Resource Record Types
02:37
Creating the mytestzone forward lookup zone
00:00

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”.

Creating DNS Resource Records
03:33

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


Recursive and Iterative Queries
07:58
DNS Basics Quiz
12 questions
+ DNS ZONES
8 lectures 54:53

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.

Understanding DNS Zones
03:52

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.

Creating a Forward and Reverse Lookup Zone
04:55

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 
Creating a Secondary Zone
08:45

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.
Stub Zone Creation
10:30

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.

Active Directory Zone Replication
12:04

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.
Implementing DNS Forwarding
07:33

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.
Implementing DNS Conditional Forwarding
07:09

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

Zone Transfer
00:05
DNS Zones
19 questions
+ DNS Delegation
2 lectures 15:35

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. 

(DNS) Domain Name System and DNS Delegation
07:18

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.

Windows 2016 Server and DNS Zone Delegation
08:17

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

Questions on the Domain Name System and DNS Delegation
9 questions
+ DNS Security Techniques
4 lectures 27:24

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

DNS Security Techniques Overview
08:44

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

Configuring DNS Cache Locking
05:02

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

Configuring the DNS Socket Pools
06:09

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

Configuring Response Rate Limiting
07:29
DNS Security Techniques - QUIZ
7 questions
+ Advanced DNS Topics
4 lectures 16:59

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

Overview of Advanced Topics
01:14

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

Enabling Round Robin and Netmask Ordering
05:21

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

IPv4 and IPv6 Root Hints
06:25

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.

Configuring Recursion
03:59
Advanced DNS Topics - Quiz
6 questions
+ DNS Security
4 lectures 30:07


  • 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?
The Windows DNS Security Overview
06:35

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.
Symmetric vs. Asymmetric Encryption
04:38

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.
Installing DNS Security (DNSSEC) on Windows 2016 Server
11:42

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.
DNS Security (DNSSEC) Client Installation
07:12
DNSSEC
16 questions
+ DNS Policies
5 lectures 44:10

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

DNS Policies Background
07:52

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

Configuring DNS Filtering
06:30

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

Configuring Split-Brain DNS in an Active Directory Environment
12:05

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

Configuring DNS Selective Recursion Policy
06:56

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

Configuring a Traffic Management Policies
10:47
DNS Policies
12 questions