Configuring zones in DNS

Windows domains rely heavily on DNS for name resolution and for finding appropriate resources. DNS is composed primarily of zones, each of which contains records. These zones and records provide name to address and address to name resolution for clients.

Here we will install and configure the DNS service and configure zones for servicing clients.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes a server and networking configuration similar to what is created inthe first recipe. For DNS services to operate, the server does not need to be a member of an Active Directory domain, and in some scenarios, such as internet facing systems, Active Directory membership is discouraged.

We will be configuring our DNS servers with the following zones: ...

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