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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Configuration

Applies to the "Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory" objective of Exam 70-640.

Q: A company's server administrator wants to use a command line tool to configure a new DNS server prior to installing Active Directory.

Which of the following can be used to configure a Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS server from the command line?

  1. Dnscmd
  2. DNSlint
  3. Nslookup
  4. DNS Management Console


Answer is A. Dnscmd is a command-line tool used to configure DNS servesr from the command line and can also be used in scripting batch files or to perform a simple unattended setup and configuration of DNS servers.

Quick Tip: Using Active Directory-integrated DNS zones offers increased security, fault tolerance, and simplified deployment and management.

Reference: Windows Server: Dnscmd

Bonus Question: Which tool can be used to restructure Active Directory domains in a Windows Server 2008 R2 forest? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: To install unsigned drivers in Windows Server 2008 R2 choose the Advanced Boot Option, Disable Driver Signature Enforcement.


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