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Automating Active Directory® Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Laura E. Hunter, Ken St. Cyr

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Configure DNS

The Domain Name System (DNS) is nothing more than a way to represent IP addresses as friendly names that humans can remember. However, its usage is essential to Active Directory (AD). AD uses DNS to publish service information, locate other DCs, and locate other systems on the network. Client computers, in turn, use DNS to find DCs to use.

The process that a client computer uses to find a DC is referred to as the DC Locator process. This process is performed by the netlogon service on client computers that are joined to a domain. One of the key pieces of this discovery process involves the client performing a DNS query to its configured domain in order to determine which DCs to talk to. These records that the client queries for ...

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