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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Using DNS Server

In most TCP/IP-based networks, name resolution is provided by one or more DNS servers, which are also required for networks using Active Directory.

Although Active Directory works with any DNS server that complies with the appropriate standards, such as BIND version 8.2.2 or later, the DNS server provided with Windows Server 2003 is more than good enough. In fact, unless you already have BIND deployed on the network, use Microsoft DNS server for the network. The DNS server in Windows Server 2003 is easy to set up, integrates well with Active Directory and Microsoft DHCP server, provides full multimaster zone replication when using Active Directory–integrated zones, and generally works as it’s supposed to.

If you’re using Active ...

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