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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Byron Hynes, Wendy Henry, Aidan Finn, Darril Gibson, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 5. DNS and Naming in Server 2008 and Active Directory

Computers communicate with each other using IP addresses, whether IPv4 or IPv6. However, it is difficult for most people to remember the IP address for their favorite website or file server. They like using friendly text-based names. Thus, naming systems are implemented to resolve the friendly name of server with its assigned IP address. The Domain Name System (DNS) is the naming system that Windows Server 2008 R2 servers use. Not only does DNS help users, Active Directory requires DNS so that clients and servers can locate and communicate with domain controllers.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Explain the fundamental components and processes of DNS

  • Configure DNS to support an Active ...

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