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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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 51 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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.
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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!

Who is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
02:56:06
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Course Introduction
2 Lectures 08:15

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 03:27
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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
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DNS Basics
6 Lectures 25:21

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?
00:15

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

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” I created earlier.

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
24 questions
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DNS ZONES
7 Lectures 54:48

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

DNS Zones
20 questions
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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
11 questions
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DNS Security (DNSSEC)
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
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Troubleshooting DNS Issues - Troubleshooting Tools
4 Lectures 33:20

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

Troubleshooting Tools Every IT Pro Must Know
08:57

  • 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.
The Event Viewer Overview
06:27

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.

Subscriptions
09:19

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.
Monitoring and Debug Logging
08:37

Troubleshooting DNS Issues
24 questions
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Course Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:54
Bonus Lecture
02:54
About the Instructor
Robert Hill
4.7 Average rating
71 Reviews
3,698 Students
1 Course
Expert Instructor

Here is some information about my IT background.

  • 28 Years of IT Experience
  • Graduate of Control Data Institute
  • Graduate of Williamsport Area Community College
  • MCSA, MCP, CNE Novell Netware

I have worked with every branch of the military as an IT Engineering Technologist. I have broad based Windows server experience. Including integration of a vast array of hardware and software intended for military and commercial use.

  • Daily I was faced with problems and as part of a dedicated team, engineered solutions for an extensive array of network hardware and software including Windows server, Windows Exchange, Dell and Cisco Switches, Routers and VPN. 
  • Information Assurance – Responsible for the security of all devices on the network - Computers, Servers, switches.
Paul Hill
4.5 Average rating
5,358 Reviews
73,466 Students
13 Courses
Expert IT Instructor: 72k+ Students, 5k+ Reviews, 13 Courses

Paul is an IT Professional with over 8 years of experience currently working as a Network Administrator in contract support of various Federal Agencies in the United States.

Paul began his career by volunteering his computer skills at his local church at the age of 16. He identified a technology problem the church was having and designed a system to fix it . Other IT Professionals at the church encouraged Paul to continue utilizing his skills to gain experience, and emphasized that he should include it on his resume even though his experience wasn't paid.  Based solely on the experience he gained volunteering, a large DoD contracting company hired Paul as an intern.   As his career progressed, Paul moved on to another Large company to work full time.

Paul constantly pushes himself to increase the depth of his knowledge in the field of Information Technology and expand his skill-set, whether on the job or at home. Paul gratefully notes that he “had the blessing of working alongside highly motivated and talented professionals” who continually inspired and pushed him to take challenges head-on, and to make EVERYTHING you can out of opportunities that arise while on the job. His motto is "Any job is what you make of it. You write your own resume and paycheck by your drive to succeed."

Paul's goal on Udemy is to help YOU get an IT job by providing you a basic skill-set. The fact is that most entry level IT jobs (Help Desk) in the NCR are paying only 10k under the median HOUSE HOLD income from just ONE entry level job and a much higher potential to double or triple the median house hold income throughout one's career. The IT field is viewed as very difficult to enter, but if you have a good skill-set and determination to succeed, you WILL get hired!