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Configure DNS: “should include the loopback address…” explained

I’ve seen a lot of confusion around the net regarding to the “DNS servers on Ethernet x should include the loopback address, but not as the first entry” error message, and decided to make a post about it. The number of

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Server 2012 : setup DNS SRV for Exchange autodiscover

When this is usefull When your email-address is made up of your name or similar plus @test.dmz and your mailserver belongs to a different domain like This name@nulltest.dmz is your Universal Principal Name (UPN), which many uses as login

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Troubleshooting : The FSMO role ownership could not be verified

First of all, this is just a simple 2 server, 1 Workstation test lab, so stuff can go unnoticed, as this proves. The first sign of error (that I noticed). I wanted to enable Active Directory recycle bin, but instead

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Server 2012 : Setup DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions)

Server 2012 has DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) functioning enabled as default, but needs some setting up. In this post: Verify DNSSEC function is on Sign our Zone using with DNSSEC Key Signing Key (KSK) Zone Signing keys (ZSK)

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Server 2012 : Setup DNS, Reverse Lookup Zone and nslookup

So, we already enabled Scavenging and Aging on our server, and now we want to setup a Reverse Lookup Zone. Before proceeding, make sure your DNS settings are poitning the right way and you have set IPv6 to DHCP instead

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Server 2012 : Set Aging and Scavenging Properties for the DNS Server

After installing the DNS Server role on our server, we should spend a few minuts configuring it. After following this post, you might want to take a look at another post of mine: Server 2012 : Setup DNS, Reverse Lookup

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Server 2012 – Setting up stub dns zone.

Here we will set up a stub dns zone. Why you might ask? Well, I have 2 authoritative domain controllers for 2 different domains. One of them needs access to DNS entries on the other one, but it should not

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