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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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Installing DNS

Three ways to install DNS are available. You can install it through Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs; automatically as a part of the Active Directory install; or through scripting during the unattended installation of the server or by using sysocmgr.exe at any time.

Installing DNS is one of the required steps for a good implementation of the Active Directory (AD). Many, if not most, Active Directory installation problems can be traced back to an improperly installed or configured DNS. Most Active Directory/DNS problems occur as the result of not being able to find a Domain Controller (DC) or a service on a DC. If you cannot find a Kerberos KDC, you cannot authenticate. If you can't find an LDAP server, you can't add, delete, ...

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