DNSSEC deployment guide (Beta) for Windows Server 2008 R2

Check out the Windows Server 2008 R2 DNSSEC Deployment Guide here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a005a14-f740-4689-8c43-9952b5c3d36f&DisplayLang=en Please note that this is a Beta guide.  Your feedback is most welcome! DNSSEC also features in the “What’s New in DNS in Windows 2008 R2 page”: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd378952.aspx


Secondary DNS zones on Windows 2008 RTM

Folks, there’s an important issue that I’d like to draw your attention to.  This has to do with Windows 2008 RTM DNS server.  Here’s a quick blurb on what the issue is: If you’re hosting a secondary DNS server with hevay traffic, what you may see is that all the records in the secondary DNS…


Windows DNS and the Kaminsky bug

Yeah…it’s about time we talk about this, isn’t it? As part of mitigating the threat posed by the Kaminsky vulnerability, which Dan explains in detail in a blog post he published a while ago, Microsoft released patches to the Windows DNS servers that included a feature called “socket pool”.  This was released as Microsoft Security…


DNSSEC on Windows 7 DNS client

Wow, the response to Windows 7 so far has been fantastic!  PDC and WinHEC are over, the world has had a chance to finally get a preview of what we’ve been working on for over a year, and it is immensely satisfying to see such positive feedback. Now let’s start talking about the different pieces…



A week went by very quickly!  Cairo was fabulous.  I certainly want to go back to the city at some point of time. To be honest, I didn’t quite know what to expect going in.  Of course, I had seen pictures of Cairo the city and even some YouTube videos, but that can only tell…


Windows DNSSEC at the ICANN meeting in Cairo

The 33rd ICANN meeting is underway in Cairo, Egypt. On Wednesday, Nov 5th, I will be talking about Windows DNSSEC at the DNSSEC workshop. Check out the agenda for the session here: http://cai.icann.org/en/node/1649.  


DNSSEC in Windows 7

I’m excited that I finally get to talk about what the DNS team has been working on for over a year.  That’s right – DNSSEC.  It’s in Windows, and it’s on its way. DNSSEC is a suite of security extensions to the DNS which provide origin authority, data intergity and authenticated denial of existance. Putting…


Let’s get you started on DNS…

TechNet has a plethora of information on Windows DNS and Active Directory.  Check out http://www.microsoft.com/dns.  This is your first stop to anything-Windows DNS.  You’ll find great links to content on DNS for Windows 2000, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008.   


Hello hello!

Hello folks!  I’m Shyam Seshadri, the Program Manager for the Windows Domain Name System (DNS) server and client.  DNS is the Internet’s phonebook, which is responsible for converting a human readable name such as www.microsoft.com into a computer readable IP address.  Computers use IP addresses to connect to other computers, but DNS allows you to access…