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Installing the DNS server Role in Microsoft Windows Server 2012

As computer names are easier to remember than IP addresses, we look at installing the DNS server role in Windows 2012. The DNS server allows computer name to IP address resolution and allows Active Directory to list services that are made available to end users.


Bryan O'Connor | 14 April 2013

As computer names are easier to remember than IP addresses, we look at installing the DNS server role in Windows 2012. The DNS server allows computer name to IP address resolution and allows Active Directory to list services that are made available to end users.

One of the courses I teach is the Microsoft Windows 2012 Installing and Configuring course, the Microsoft designation is the 20410B

In the presentation, we look at installing the DNS server Role in Microsoft Windows Server 2012.

DNSis a service that resolves FQDNs and other host names to IP addresses. All Windows Server operating systems include a DNS Server service. When you use DNS, users on your network can locate network resources by typing in user friendly names (for example, vbry21.wordpress.com), which the computer then resolves to an IP address. The benefit is that IPv4 addresses may be difficult to remember (for example, 172.16.1.1), while a domain name typically is easier to remember. In addition, you can use host names that do not change while the underlying IP addresses can be changed to suit your organizational needs.

The demonstration is available at the BryanQA Youtube site

Bryan O'Connor

Senior Technical Instructor

Bryan O’Connor is a Senior Technical Instructor at QA, teaching VMware, Microsoft and CompTIA courses. In the past, Bryan has also been certified by Novell as a MCNI (Master Certified Novell Instructor). Bryan started in the world of IT in 1986 and has worked in a variety of roles ranging from PC support technician to Network design and consultancy, to Virtualisation consultant. At last count, Bryan held over 40 professional VMware, Microsoft, Novell and CompTIA certifications. Bryan has advised many large organisations on their IT and project management needs to allow them to benefit from the increase in productivity provided by computer systems. In addition to teaching, Bryan does a variety of jobs in QA, including supporting the sales staff and setting up the classrooms. Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a grand prix on the TV when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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