Name Resolution Performance of Authoritative Windows DNS Server 2012 R2

This article updates the previous benchmark for name resolution performance on windows server 2012 R2 published here. It details the name resolution performance of the windows DNS Server 2012 R2, when deployed in a strictly authoritative mode on which recursion has been disabled and root hints have been removed. The new benchmarks have been recorded with Dnsperf tool, which… Read more

Traffic Management with DNS Policies in Primary-Secondary Deployment

In the last few blogs we have seen how Windows DNS server policies can be used to achieve traffic management, application load balancing, deploying split-brain DNS, creating DNS filters etc. These blogs talked about configuring policies on the primary DNS server. But in the internet infrastructure the DNS servers are widely deployed in primary-secondary model,… Read more

Intelligent DNS Responses Based on the Time of Day

DNS policies is a new feature in the DNS server role of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview – not to be confused with group policies of the AD fame. You can create DNS policies on the DNS server to control how a DNS Server handles queries based on different parameters. In the previous blogs, we… Read more

Application Load Balancing using DNS Server Policies

DNS policies is a new feature in the DNS server role of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview. You can create DNS policies on the DNS server to control how a DNS Server handles queries based on different parameters. In the previous blogs, we discussed how to achieve traffic management, deploying split-brain DNS and creating DNS query filters using policies. The policies… Read more

Applying Filters on DNS Queries using Windows DNS Server Policies

DNS policies is a new feature in the DNS server role of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview – not to be confused with group policies of the AD fame. You can create DNS policies on the DNS server to control how a DNS Server handles queries based on different parameters. In the previous blogs, we… Read more

Split-Brain DNS Deployment Using Windows DNS Server Policies

DNS policies is a new feature in the DNS server role of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview – not to be confused with group policies of the AD fame. You can create DNS policies on the DNS server to control how a DNS Server handles queries based on different parameters. In the previous blog, we… Read more

Geo-Location Based Traffic Management Using DNS Policies

DNS policies is a new feature in the DNS server role of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview. You can create DNS policies to control how a DNS Server handles queries based on different parameters. For instance, you may create a DNS policy to respond to a query asking for the IP address of a web… Read more