This chapter covers the following subjects:
• The Hierarchical Nature of DNS: This section provides a quick introduction to the hierarchical structure on which DNS is built.
• Installing DNS on Windows Server 2008 R2: This section shows you how to install DNS as a server role on a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2.
• Configuring DNS Zones: This section introduces you to the various types of zones into which the DNS namespace is divided. It then shows you how to set up and configure these zones on a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer.
Since Active Directory was first introduced in Windows 2000, the Domain Name System (DNS) has served as the premier name resolution service ...