One of the problems in IT is that there is very little to go on, in terms of ensuring things are done “The Right Way”.
For many people “The Right Way” is just the way of doing things that they are used to, and anything else is “wrong”. The problem with this viewpoint is that there are various ways of resolving issues or configuring servers, some are just more efficient than others.
To be fair, I’ve seen some pretty horrendous implementations of DHCP and DNS services on Windows Server operating systems over the years and it’s something that gives me something of a nervous twitch… I’m sure there have been servers that I’ve set up in the past that have made my colleagues do the same thing, but the main thing is that we learn, and we look at how it is/isn’t working and the error messages the Operating System gives us.
I hope to help over the next few weeks with some practical guidelines on setting up these sorts of servers on a Windows based OS and how you can avoid some of the pitfalls I see on a daily basis. Will my way be “The Right Way”?. No, but it should help resolve some commonly seen issues.