2.2. Naming Conventions for Windows Server 2008

When referencing naming conventions in Windows Server 2008, it's essentially the same thing as saying you're identifying the method of name to IP address conversion that is used throughout the enterprise. And of course, this brings to mind two different name resolution technologies that are used with Windows Server 2008: WINS and DNS.

Accordingly, this also means that the two technologies may either exist by themselves or coexist in the same environment. Furthermore, these technologies can be implemented either externally or internally. In the following sections, I'll discuss some of the most common usage scenarios for name resolution tactics and how they're implemented in an enterprise-level environment. ...

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