Chapter 10. DNS and Active Directory

Objectives

This chapter covers the following Microsoft-specified objectives for the Designing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure exam:

  • Design an Active Directory naming strategy.

    • Establish the scope of the Active Directory.

    • Design the namespace.

    • Plan DNS strategy.

  • DNS is the foundation of Active Directory. You use DNS to create a namespace, which typically defines the scope of Active Directory services—although scope can be much bigger than a single namespace.

  • Design the placement of DNS servers.

    • Considerations include performance, fault tolerance, functionality, and manageability.

    • Plan for interoperability with the existing DNS.

  • This objective focuses on the use and proper placement of DNS servers ...

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