Split-Brain DNS in Active Directory Environment Using DNS Policies

In Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3, the DNS policies support has been extended to Active Directory backed zones. Active Directory integration inherently provides multi-master high availability capabilities to the DNS server. In earlier blogs, we had seen how to configure DNS server policies for different scenarios on file backed DNS zones. But as many…

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Response Rate Limiting in Windows DNS Server

RRL, or Response Rate Limiting, tries to extenuate the DNS amplification attacks. In a DNS amplification attack, the attackers forge the IP address of the victim network and send a lot of queries to the DNS servers. The traditional DNS server responds back to all the queries it receives and as a result the victim network…

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Multiple Active Directory forest support in IPAM

In Windows Server 2016, IPAM will support multiple AD forest deployments. You will now be able to manage DNS and DHCP servers spanning across different Active Directory forests through a single instance of IPAM, provided they have 2-way trust relationship with the AD forest the IPAM server belongs to. IPAM provides the same set of…

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