This content is from our CompTIA Network + Video Certification Training Course. Start training today! Sometimes, Name Resolution fails. We have to be able to troubleshoot why Name Resolution failed. We’re going to see there’s multiple different utilities that we can use. We can troubleshoot using Command‑Line utilities, PowerShell utilities, and then Linux utilities. The … Continue reading Using Command Line Utilities for Troubleshooting Name Resolution
I’ve published a number of articles on following a simple and straightforward troubleshooting methodology. I advocate a simple and focused approach shown in Figure 1. You can see that symptom identification is the first step, followed by root cause analysis and problem resolution. Figure 1. MikeDan’s Quick and Dirty Troubleshooting Methodology. There’s lots of great … Continue reading Windows Troubleshooting – Why Is Windows Ignoring DNS?
Conditional Forwarders are a DNS feature introduced in Windows Server 2003. A Conditional Forwarder allows an organization to resolve names to a private namespace or speed up name resolution to a public namespace. When a DNS server receives a client query request for a host address that is not part of its authoritative namespace, it … Continue reading Windows Server – How to configure a Conditional Forwarder in DNS
Has your NetBIOS based network applications stopped working? Have you recently upgraded your operating system to either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008? Are you using an LMHosts file to resolve the NetBIOS Name to an IP Address? If so, there is a simple solution to your problem. First, what is causing the problem; Windows … Continue reading How to get NetBIOS based network applications working in Win7 or Server 2008