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A person who is like me ( I am still not mastered AD,DNS concepts ) who want to master and become a geek in directory services will face below mentioned problem when he start putting his AD and DNS in his lab.

I recently came across this problme when I installed AD, DNS in my Lab setup.

When I did a nslookup in cmd prompt I got below error message

 

 

  This is 90 % due to you have not configured the reverse lookup zone for your forward zone.

Note : how to configure reverse lookup zone please refer the technet article – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961414.aspx

I am sure when you configure it , it will resolve the Name server FQDN without any issues.

DNS Search Suffix.

The DNS search suffix’s are used by the client side to resolve the suffix (Ex – child.contoso.com , contoso.com etc)

 MVP – ACE Fekay has written beautiful article on that ,  Here is the link for that ( I thought instead of me expalining its better to put the link for ACE Link which I have referred 🙂 )

http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2011/02/12/configuring-dns-search-suffixes.aspx

 

Hope this helps for Newbee’s ( Like Me) 🙂

Any quesiton mail it to – giteepag@yahoo.co.in

 

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I wanted to learn Basics on DFS . Here is the link which provides good start up for learning it.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2009/03/09/the-basics-of-the-windows-server-2008-distributed-file-system-dfs.aspx

Hope it helps.

Hello ,

      I needed to create my own lab setup. After Digging for about 2 days , Finally I set up My Lab.

 

Here are the details.

 Configurations

Network 1) 192.168.0.0/24

Network 2)172.168.0.0/24

 I have used 2 NIC Cards in Dell Optiplex 320 Machine ( one NIC card with N/W 192.168.0.0/24 and other 172.168.0.0/24) . I have put 192.168.0.1 in one NIC Card and 172.168.0.1 on another. I have configured RRAS to in 320 system so that both Network can communicate with each other ( I am using windows server 2003  in my dell optiplex system ).

After configuring this two network sucessfully. I have connected 2 Dell Laptops on both the NIC’s ( One with 192.168.0.0/24 and other with 172.168.0.0/24) I have put 2 VMs on both laptop with server 2008 and Xp  OS.

Note : 1.Please make sure to disable the Windows firewall on the systems , otherwise systems will not ping from one network to other.

2. Make sure you are using Brideing in your VM not NATING.

After setting these up. I was able to test DHCP,DNS, AD DOmin and trust relationship. AD sites and services. Replmon , AD Metadata cleanup etc .

 

Over all It helped me a lot to understand the concept.

If you have any questions please email it to giteepag@yahoo.co.in

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