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DNS problems…

November 9, 2006

I’ve been working on DNS problem (internally) that gives seemingly random drops of internet availablity.

 I still don’t have it fixed, but I thought I’d plug two books that have been very helpful.

Mark Minasi’s Mastering Windows Server 2003 has a TON of stuff on DNS, AD, DHCP and other related stuff.  I found it very helpful to reread a lot of this material.  It’s a great primer on how it all works.

Eriq Neale, et al’s book Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 has a lot of very specific guidance for SBS users (which I am).  He was very specific about how it should be configured, how to use tools to discover problems  and reference to other tools in case those don’t work.

I still don’t have it fixed, but my perception is I’m much closer than I was a couple of days ago. 

I’ve done reviews of both of these books (I think) somewhere, but I just thought I’d mention that both have been excellent resources.