Lesson 1: Creating and Configuring Zones

A zone is a database that contains authoritative information about a portion of the DNS namespace. When you install a DNS server with a domain controller, the DNS zone used to support the Active Directory domain is created automatically. However, if you install a DNS server at any other time, either on a domain controller, domain member server, or stand-alone server, you have to create and configure zones manually.

This lesson describes the steps required to create and configure a zone, as well as the underlying concepts you need to understand to configure a zone properly.

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