As part of implementing the network for the three new branches of BlueMoon Computers, Inc. at Paris, Virginia, and Geneva, you need to set up the DNS server infrastructure. You plan to implement the Windows Server 2003 DNS servers because it supports both Internet and intranet names. For implementing the DNS server infrastructure, you need to create a DNS server plan.
You need to plan the internal DNS namespace for the branch offices of BlueMoon Computers, Inc. The organization has a Web site, http://www.bluemoon.com, which is hosted by its ISP. As the cost of hosting the Web site by the ISP is very high, the company now plans to use a different DNS namespace for its branch offices. The company also wants that the namespace of the branch offices should not be exposed to the Internet. The head office at Atlanta already has a primary DNS server and a secondary DNS server, which provide name resolution services to the users of the head office.
You need to create a plan for implementing DNS zones for the new branches of BlueMoon Computers, Inc. at Paris, Virginia, and Geneva. As per your DNS infrastructure plan, the network of BlueMoon Computers, Inc. will consist of two Active Directory domain controllers. The new branches will have a local Active Directory domain controller. The branch offices will be connected to the head office using a 1.544 mbps link.
Practice- Creating a Zone Replication and Delegation Plan
You need to plan the management of network traffic among the new branch offices of BlueMoon Computers, Inc. In addition, you need to plan the management of network traffic among the new branches and existing branches and the head office. For this, you need to plan for zone replication so that unnecessary network traffic is reduced and DNS servers are not overloaded. In addition, to reduce the load on the main DNS server at the head office, you need to plan for zone delegation for the DNS server.