Chapter 4. Planning and Implementing a Name Resolution Infrastructure

In today’s well-connected network-centric world, name resolution is a critical component of any Windows Server 2003 network. The domain name system (DNS) is often considered one of the “critical” core network services—and rightfully so. The Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) has fallen out of favor with the move away from the Network Basic Input/Output System (NetBIOS) and NetBIOS Extended User Interface (NetBEUI), but it is still lingering in the background for many administrators who are faced with maintaining a heterogeneous network environment. Despite the fact that Windows Server 2003 (and Windows 2000 Server, for that matter) runs on Transmission Control Protocol/Internet ...

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