Windows operating systems use name resolution to make it easier to communicate with other computers on a network. Name resolution associates computer names with the numerical IP addresses that are used for network communications. Thus rather than using long strings of digits, users can access a computer on the network using a friendly name.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 natively support three name-resolution systems:
The sections that follow examine these services.
DNS is a name resolution service that resolves computer names to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Using ...