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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

DNS service providers

In this chapter, we mainly talked about how DNS works in AD environments. However, this is not the only way to use DNS. If we need to manage DNS for external URLs such as websites, we need to configure DNS servers in a different way. This type of DNS server mainly works with public IP addresses. In order to set up an external-facing DNS server, first we need to register NS records. Then, via a domain registrar, we need to point the domain DNS to NSes. After that, we can set up the required DNS records for the domain using our own DNS servers. As with any other server role, DNS also requires maintenance from time to time. Also, we need to maintain the high availability of the DNS servers. Instead of all this additional maintenance overhead, we can also use a DNS service provider to do the same thing. Azure DNS, GoDaddy, Dotster, 1&1, and DynDNS are some of the most well-known DNS service providers. All we need is a valid subscription and within minutes, we...

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