Chapter 3. Active Directory and Domain Name System

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory directory service relies entirely on Domain Name System (DNS) to locate resources on a network. Without a reliable DNS infrastructure, domain controllers on your network will not be able to replicate with each other, your Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP Professional clients will not be able to log on to the network, and your servers running Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server will not be able to send e-mail. Essentially, if your DNS implementation is not stable, your Windows Server 2003 network will fail. This means you must have a thorough knowledge of DNS concepts and the Windows Server 2003 implementation of DNS if you are going to manage ...

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