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Bookreview: Windows 2000 DNS Server by William Wong

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 28, 2001


Martin Tuip


The DNS problems at Microsoft which caused their main websites being inaccessible for almost 24 hours in January has raised the question what the knowledge of domain naming systems (shortened to DNS) actually is. While reading this article you are probably wondering "What has this do to with Exchange Server?". Well, if you are going to implement, or already are implementing Exchange Server 2000, you have been setting up your Windows 2000 Active Directory.  Early adopters of Exchange Server 2000 say that the most important success factor of a successful Exchange 2000 deployment is a successful Windows 2000 deployment.  Exchange 2000 relies heavily on the Active Directory, which in turn, relies heavily on DNS. If you have failed to implement a correct functioning Active Directory, your Exchange 2000 deployment will probably fail, either in the short term or long term. 

The DNS problems at Microsoft which caused their main websites being inaccessible for almost 24 hours in January has raised the question what the knowledge of domain naming systems (shortened to DNS) actually is. While reading this article you are probably wondering 'What has this do to with Exchange Server?'. Well, if you are going to implement, or already are implementing Exchange Server 2000, you have been setting up your Windows 2000 Active Directory.

 

Coincidently I was reading Windows 2000 DNS Server by William Wong last week. William Wong has written a number of books on networking and is the Embedded Systems/Software Technology Editor for Electronic Design magazine.  The book is quite pleasant to read and addresses everything from standard DNS issues to integration with DHCP and WINS.  A big chunk of the book discusses the integration of Windows 2000 DNS and Active Directory and  a couple of chapters address in detail the implementation of DNS in different sized networks. 

 

Overall this book is a welcome addition to my bookshelf of techbooks and I'll probably use it numerous of times in the future as quick reference.  For those who will be administering the Active Directory, DNS or Exchange 2000 Server , Windows 2000 DNS server by William Wong is definately worth checking out. 

 

Windows 2000 DNS Server
William Wong
ISBN 0-07-212432-6

 

 

 

Till next time

 

 

Martin Tuip

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