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Windows Server 2016 Inside Out, First Edition by Orin Thomas

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Chapter 05. DNS, DNS and IPAM

DNS

DHCP

IPAM

DNS and DHCP servers are a part of all networks’ core infrastructure. It doesn’t matter if your organization has hosts running on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, or on Internet of Things (IoT) devices because DHCP and DNS are likely managing the name and address information for those hosts. While new features have been introduced with each successive server operating system, the core functionality of Windows Server’s DHCP and DNS server services hasn’t changed much since the release of Windows 2000.

What did change with the release of Windows Server 2012, however, was the inclusion of the IPAM feature. IPAM allows you to centrally manage all of the DNS and DHCP infrastructure. Instead of managing scopes and ...

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