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

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Maintaining and Monitoring DNS

When using DNS, you can perform many routine tasks to maintain and monitor domain name resolution services. Key tasks you might need to perform include the following:

  • Configuring default application directory partitions and replication scope

  • Setting aging and scavenging

  • Configuring logging and checking event logs

Configuring Default Application Directory Partitions and Replication Scope

When the domain controllers running DNS in all the domains of your forest are using Windows Server 2003, you can create default application directory partitions for DNS. This reduces DNS replication traffic because DNS changes are replicated only to domain controllers also configured as DNS servers. There are two ways to configure default ...

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