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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Using DNS Server

Modern TCP/IP networks use DNS for name resolution, and DNS is a requirement for Active Directory. Active Directory supports the DNS server included with Windows 2008 Server, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Server, either stand-alone or integrated directly into Active Directory, and it also supports BIND version 8.2.2 or later. However, if you use BIND, you really should update to the latest version 9.x to avoid potential security issues with older versions. (As of this writing, BIND is at 9.4.2 with 9.5 in beta.)

To install the DNS Server Role in Windows Server 2008, follow these steps:

  1. Open Server Manager if it isn’t already open.

  2. Select Roles in the left-hand pane and then select Add Roles from the Action menu to open the ...

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