Windows Server 2003

1. WINDOWS SERVER 2003 2. Windows Server 2003 different Versions 3. Hardware requirement for Windows Server 2003 4. HCL - Hardware Compatibility List 5. Keep following points in mind before Upgrade Migrate 6. Upgrade from previous OS 7. WINDOWS SERVER 2003 INSTALLATION 8. Windows Server 2003 Activation 9. MANAGING LICENSING 10. Administrating License Logging Services 11. Managing Software Installation and Maintenance 12. Essential Administration Tools 13. Difference between RAID & WINDOW BACKUP 14. RAID – Redundant Array of Inexpensive DISK 15. Disk Mirroring & Disk Duplexing 16. Disk partition and File System – FAT, FAT32, NTFS 17. Remote Desktop for Administration & Terminal services 19. To connect to Remote Desktop Pc from Client PC do as follow 20. Remote Assistance 21. Difference between RAID & WINDOW BACKUP 22. SYSTEM STATE DATA 23. IP-ADDRESSING and IPV4 24. IPV6 [Internet Protocol Version 6] 25. Signed & Unsigned Driver 26. Hardware Profile 27. CHKDSK.EXE (Check Disk) 28. Disk Defragmenter(DFRG.MSC) 29. Introduction to AD [Active Directory] 30. Difference between WORKGROUP & DOMAIN 31. Operating System that support Active Directory 32. FSMO [Flexible Single Master Operation] 33. GC (GLOBAL CATALOG) Server 34. Site 35. Disk Defragmenter (DFRG.MSC) 36. AD replication 37. AUTHORITATIVE Restore 38. TOOLS to Troubleshoot Active Directory Installation 39. Understanding USER, GROUP & COMPUTER 40.GROUP ACCOUNTS 41. User Profile 42. Roaming User Profile 43. Mandatory User Profile 44. Attrib (Attribute) 45. Taking Ownership 46. Copying and Moving Files and Folders 47. Server Roles for WINDOWS SERVER 2003 48. AVAILABILITY & SECURITY 49. General Server Security Issues 50. OSI MODEL 51. Data Encapsulation 52. TCP/IP or DoD Model 53. Protocol Working at Host to Host (Transport) layer 54. NETWORK MONITOR 55. Internet Information Services 55. Monitoring Tools 54. DNS [Domain Name System] 55. DNS ZONE 56. Remote Access Authentication Process 57. Remote Access
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DNS ZONE tutorials

We have 5 zones

  • Primary Zone

  • Secondary Zone

  • Stub Zone

  • AD-I (Active Directory Integrated Zone)

  • Conditional Forwarding


1) Primary Zone:-

  • a Primary zone file is master copy of zone. This zone is stores records that are writable copy. That is it can Read/Write data and it gets updated when data gets modified.


2) Secondary Zone:

  • is a copy of Primary Zone. It is Read-Only copy and it gets updated when Primary Zone server send copy of Zone file to Secondary Server. Select a secondary zone to copy read-only data from another server. For e.g. you windows server can be secondary server to a non-windows server or vice versa. Secondary zone server helps to

  • a) Fault tolerance b) Load Balancing c) Reduce name resolution traffic over WAN link


3) Stub Zone:

  • list authoritative name server for a zone so that DNS servers hosting a parent zone are aware of authoritative DNS server for the related child zone. It will store information about another DNS server. However it won’t be full zone transfer. It will be something called “mini” zone transfer. It will keep partial records of stub zone. Stub zones are dynamic. Any changes made will be automatically set.


4) DNS + Active Directory Integrated Zone

  • Advantages of DNS + (AD-I) Active Directory Integrated Zones are

  • Zone updates are secure, because AD replication is secure. In standard DNS we have update from primary to secondary. Those update are made on wire by clear text which is not secure.

  • Better fault tolerance, in standard DNS only Primary DNS server is Read/Write copy where as Secondary DNS are only Read copy. Where as in AD, all DC are Read/Write copy so all DNS + AD-I are Read/Write copy

  • No more ‘Zone transfer’, because whatever changes are made to DNS database, those changes are replicated to other DNS with AD replication


5) Conditional Forwarding: -

  • Normally when you forward DNS query, You can specify which DNS server to contact depends upon query. Lets say when we make query to surf www. xyz. com in our browser, it will go to our ISP DNS server. ISP DNS server may set conditional forwarding record like to query www. Xyz . com go to DNS server of for www. Abc. Com go to DNS server of abc. Com for everything else go to TRL DNS server.

  • Configuration of conditional forwarding is static and it must be updated when any changes to forwarders are made.


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