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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Adding Resource Records

When you create a zone in Windows Server 2003, several records are created automatically.

  • For a forward lookup zone, these records include an SOA record, an NS record, and an A record. The SOA record contains information about how resource records in the zone should be used and cached. The NS record contains the name of the authoritative name server, which is the server on which the zone was configured. The A record is the host address record for the name server.

  • For a reverse lookup zone, these records include an SOA record, an NS record, and a PTR record. The SOA record contains information about how resource records in the zone should be used and cached. The NS record contains the name of the authoritative name server, ...

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