Tag Archive: Domain Name System

Dec 13

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure So as part of the latest using your own DNS server with Linux machines inside Windows Azure I had a bit of a problem. Even though my corporate DNS server was set up correctly, DNS entries were correct, etc. Ubuntu would just …

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Dec 13

How to: Enable dynamic DNS updates to a Microsoft DNS Server using an Ubuntu client workstation

How to: Enable dynamic DNS updates to a Microsoft DNS Server using an Ubuntu client workstation To my surprise it seems that the beauty of Windows being able to dynamically update corporate DNS servers is something that only exists on Windows client machines (at least since 2000 I guess). Apparently if you are using an …

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Dec 13

Make your DHCP server dynamically update your DNS records on Ubuntu

Make your DHCP server dynamically update your DNS records on Ubuntu (Obtained as is from: http://lani78.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/dhcp-server-update-dns-records/) The steps in this post shows how to configure the DHCP server to automatically update the DNS records when giving out a new lease to a client computer. Before continuing These steps assumes that you already have a working …

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Dec 03

How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name

How to: Rename an Active Directory Domain Name There are many reasons why you might want to rename an Active Directory Domain Name. Microsoft names situations were there is a reorganization of the enterprise which could simply be internal or due to an adquisition, etc. In my case I have been reading about how to …

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Dec 03

How to: Delete a DHCP Failover relationship when the partner server is unreachable

How to: Delete a DHCP Failover relationship when the partner server is unreachable One of the latest issues I’ve come across is removing a DHCP Failover relationship. In a previous article I referenced a new Windows Server feature (Error while adding a second DHCP Server) which is DHCP Failover. This is a pretty cool feature …

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Oct 22

How to: Configure your Domain Server to sync the time over the Internet (Network Time Protocol – NTP)

How to: Configure your Domain Server to sync the time over the Internet (Network Time Protocol – NTP) The Windows Time service provides time synchronization to peers and clients, which ensures consistent time throughout an enterprise. I´ve been struggling with getting my Domain to not end up with strange times. The issue at hand is …

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Apr 23

How to: Make my DNS server resolve my WPAD entry for my proxy server and what is the DNS Block List?

How to: Make my DNS server resolve my WPAD entry for my proxy server and what is the DNS Block List? I’ve been working on setting up my corporate network to use Microsoft’s TMG proxy in order to better handle the traffic (restricting sites, etc). And while trying to configure the proxy’s automatic detection you …

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Mar 20

What is www.msftncsi.com?

What is www.msftncsi.com? If you are running a firewall one of the most common sites you’ll run across is www.mstfncsi.com. This is because the url www.msftncsi.com is generally used by Windows machines to verity that there is network connectivity. A Windows machine (Windows 8, Windows 7 and even Windows Vista I believe) will try to …

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Mar 10

How to: Configure Hyper-V Replica using certificate-based authentication (https)

How to: Configure Hyper-V Replica using certificate-based authentication (https) Disclaimer: Before you get too deep into the article I have not been able to do this for a Hyper-V Core Windows Server Installation (the free Hyper-V version you download off of Microsoft). I get the certificate and everything to show up but last-minute it throws and error …

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Jan 16

How to add your Ubuntu computer to your Active Directory Domain (.local included) with Likewise

How to add your Ubuntu computer to your Active Directory Domain when your Windows SBS Domain ends in .local using Likewise There are a number of options in order to get Active Directory integration with your Ubuntu systems. I personally liked Likewise as it provides a GUI and does a lot of the steps for …

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