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

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Using the DNS MMC Snap-In

Now that you have installed and configured your DNS, you need to make sure you understand some of the architecture behind DNS. Although a single DNS server will certainly function in a small network, most DNS servers are configured with the addresses of the root DNS servers that are located all over the world. The true power of DNS becomes apparent when you consider that no DNS server worldwide holds all the DNS information but simply holds information on other DNS servers that enables you to get closer to finding the information you need.

A good understanding of DNS architecture goes a long way when troubleshooting both the Active Directory and DNS. This chapter looks at DNS record types and then dissects a DNS lookup ...

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