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    Up for more?

    Anyone up for more situations? I've got 4 more that I have to get worked out by Friday night. They are all concerning Win2000 Server. I'd LOVE more tips and hints if anyone is up for the challenge!! Let me know, and I'll post them.

    Thanks again for the help w/ offline files. That was awesome.

    Em


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    What the hell, not like we got anything better to do. At least the first one was a decent question.
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    Thanks souleman, ok...here's the situation:

    Brooks College is designing and implementing a new network that primarily consists of Windows 2000 Servers. They have purchased 10 server computers that will run Windows 2000 Server. They plan to set up DNS and DHCP servers for the network. Currently they have a small network that has two older servers. The college has hired you to work with their IT Department to plan and implement the new network.

    Develop a document explaining to the IT Department how to plan the implementation of the DNS and DHCP servers. In that document address the following issues, as well as others you think are important:

    In what order should the DNC and DHCP services be implemented? Should all the
    services be implemented on one server or different servers and why? What security
    issues should be addressed in the setup of these services?

    The IT Department has set up a DNS server, but has no reverse lookup zone. This prompts serveral questions about DNS setup:

    What is the purpose of a reverse lookup zone, and how can it be setup?
    Can more than one DNS server be configured when the Active Directory is set up?
    Can DHCP be configured to automatically update DNS records, and if so, how?

    Well, that's one situation....haha. What do you think?

    Em

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    That is way too much work for me, although it is not very difficlt. I will wait until other people answer most of the questions, and I will answer the ones nobody else does

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    ok, thanks hon.

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    Ah...what the hell..

    #1 - It doesn't technically matter which one is implimented first, but I would do the DNS server first because then once I configured the DHCP scope, I could define the DNS servers in the scope options and users wouldn't have to renew their address for the DNS settings to takes effect later. Again, it doesn't really matter technically if they they are on the same box, but I would separate them to add a little bit of fault tolerance (although if either one went down and you didn't have a backup, you would still be screwed. Security concerns -- Of course I would apply all the MS Service Packs but I would also disable DNS zone transfers. Not to mention many other security things I would do like turn one of those win2k boxes into a firewall. But I will stick to the scope of the question.


    #2 - Reverse lookup zones are for looking up FQDN's when inputing the IP address. It can be set up by defining in.addr.arpa records for each of the dns records in your forward lookup zone. Yes, more than one DNS server can be used with Active directory, in fact, that is the preferred method. DHCP can also update the DNS records by using the Dynamic DNS features in Win2k.

    Phew...Hope I didn't skip anything.

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    Gosh iNVICTuS,

    You just spit that out like it was nothing....I hope that I'm as smart as you one day!!! And what is FQDN's?

    Thank you!!

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    Looks good to me invictus. Even remembered the service packs. You answered before I even got a chance to read the question

    I still think the company just wasted a lot of money on Win2kServer though...
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    fqdn.com
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    thanks souleman

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