Chapter 9. DNS

This chapter covers

  • Administering DNS Servers
  • Managing DNS Zones
  • Working with DNS records
  • Administering the IP configuration on server or workstation

DNS is at the heart of the modern Windows environment. It’s the telephone directory of our network. If it’s missing, or working incorrectly, our systems can’t talk to each other, we can’t logon because we can’t find a domain controller, and our applications may not work properly.


Bad Hair Day

All things considered, if DNS isn’t working properly, we’re definitely in the realm of “admins running around with their hair on fire” as one famous PowerShell speaker so vividly describes it.


The object of this chapter is to show you how to use PowerShell to administer and check ...

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