My company basically hands off DNS/DHCP to the Network Team, so that’s devolved to me. And the hand-off from the guy that set it up was… brief. The basics I get: We use Infoblox which costs a large fortune but handles ‘DDI’ with tons of features. (DDI: DNS, DHCP, IPAM; IPAM: IP Address Management, I.E. replacing the Spreadsheet of IP Addresses most orgs have.) IB makes reverse zones easy and automates a few things that can be interesting. (For example, with IB you generally don’t make raw A records and PTR record, but use a Host record that is a combo of the two so the whole thing gets deleted at one time.
The issue I’m dealing with is AD seems to want to manage all these weird _ldap* SRV records that do various things. And I’m getting asked weird questions about them.
Looking at books: There is an Active Directory for Dummies book, but it looks outdated. O’reilly has a book on AD, but it looks outdated and is out of print. Packt has one, but not sure if there’s any value to it.
I might order the O’reilly one, as the local used book shop has copies for around $5.It’s 2012, but hopefully the basics apply. I’m just looking to be able to talk to my coworkers like I know what’s going on.