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Windows Server® 2008 Bible by Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 5. Windows Name Services

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Getting an overview of the Domain Name Service (DNS)

  • Understanding Microsoft Domain Name Services

  • Configuring subdomains and delegation

  • Understanding DNS and Active Directory

  • Using Dynamic DNS

  • Using Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)

  • Configuring Windows Server 2008 clients for DNS and WINS

  • Using Hosts and LMHOSTS files for name resolution

In Part III of this book, you learn that Active Directory domains are modeled on Internet domains. You learned in Chapters 2 and 3 that Windows Server networks rely on TCP/IP as the network protocol of choice. To resolve Windows Server domain controllers and many other hosts running Windows services, you need to fully understand and know how to configure Domain Name Service (DNS). This chapter explains the services that you can use to create DNS. It also covers Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) name servers, and includes coverage of Dynamic DNS (DDNS), client configuration, and related topics.

Overview of the Domain Name Service

The Internet comprises many millions of devices, including computers, routers, printers, and other devices, and each device is called a node. Each node requires a unique IP address to differentiate it from others and enable traffic to be routed to and from the node. Intranets also can employ the TCP/IP protocol and require that each node have a unique address, although in the case of an intranet, these IP addresses can come from a nonpublic reserved address space such as 192.168.0. ...

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