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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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New Features in Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 includes the following new DNS features that are not in Windows 2000:

  • Application naming contexts. If you use Active Directory Integrated zones, you can configure DNS to store the resource records in separate Active Directory naming contexts rather than putting them all in the Domain naming context. This simplifies zone replication in a large forest. An executable called Dnsadddp.exe runs each time a domain controller is booted. This application is responsible for creating the DNS application partitions if they do not already exist. See Chapter 7, “Managing Active Directory Replication,” for more information on DNS naming contexts and replication.

  • DNS stub zones. This feature simplifies ...

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