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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Managing DNS Records

After you create the necessary zone files, you can add records to the zones. Computers that need to be accessed from Active Directory and DNS domains must have DNS records. Although there are many types of DNS records, most of these record types aren’t commonly used. So rather than focus on record types you probably won’t use, let’s focus on the ones you will use:

  • A (IPv4 address). Maps a host name to an IPv4 address. When a computer has multiple adapter cards or IPv4 addresses, or both, it should have multiple address records.

  • AAAA (IPv6 address). Maps a host name to an IPv6 address. When a computer has multiple adapter cards or IPv6 addresses, or both, it should have multiple address records.

  • CNAME (canonical name). Sets an ...

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