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Windows Server 2019 Administration Fundamentals - Second Edition

By : Bekim Dauti
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Windows Server 2019 Administration Fundamentals - Second Edition

By: Bekim Dauti

Overview of this book

Windows Server 2019 is the server operating system introduced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. This book will not only get you started with Windows Server 2019, but will also help you prepare for the MTA 98-365 exam. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-understand graphics, you will become well-versed with the roles, features, and functions of Windows Server 2019. Starting with the installation process, upgrades, and basic configuration, you will move on to explore roles and features such as Active Directory, Hyper-V, remote access, storage, and printers. The book then takes you through maintenance and troubleshooting tasks to guide you in efficiently managing Windows Server 2019. In addition, it covers Windows Server 2019 best practices using real-world examples. Complete with questionnaires, and detailed answers at the end of the book, you can test your understanding of the concepts covered in each chapter. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to troubleshoot, update, and maintain servers so as to ensure business continuity.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page

Understanding DNS

The DNS concept dates from the 1960s, also known as the ARPANET era. At that time, scientists engaged in the ARPANET project were trying to find a way of memorizing names instead of IP addresses. At the beginning of the 1980s, in the form of Requests for Comments (RFC) documents, the first specification documents were published about the DNS.

The nature of a DNS is that it has a tree structure (hierarchical), where each branch represents the root zone and each leaf has zero or more resource records. Each zone can represent a root domain or multiple domains and sub-domains. A domain name consists of one or more parts, known as labels, and are separated by a period (for example, DNS is maintained by a database that uses distributed clients/server architecture where network hosts represent the servers' names. The following steps illustrate how...