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

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Dynamic DNS

The only requirements for a DNS to support the Active Directory are support for SRV records, dynamic update, and incremental zone transfers. Windows 2000 supports all these out of the box. This chapter looks at support for Dynamic DNS.

Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is the capability to modify zones on-the-fly. This is a significant departure from previous implementations of DNS, which required not only knowledge to manage them but a fair degree of typing skills. Previous versions of DNS—both on NT and other OSs—required the administrator to manually update zone files every time a machine was added, subtracted, or moved. With Dynamic DNS, when a DDNS-aware client boots, it updates its records with its configured DNS server, and when the netlogon ...

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