Windows 2000 DNS

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 DNS is compliant with the standard Domain Name System (DNS) as described in the Request for Comments (RFC) documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). DNS is the de facto naming system for Internet Protocol (IP)–based networks and the naming service that is used to locate computers on the Internet. Because Windows 2000 DNS is RFC-compliant, it interoperates with most of the other DNS server implementations, such as those DNS servers that use the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) software. This chapter describes the new features and enhancements of Windows 2000 DNS and explains how to set up and configure some of the features. For more information about DNS-related RFC standards that are supported by Windows 2000, see "Introduction to DNS" in this book.

In This Chapter

Introduction to the Windows 2000 Implementation of DNS

Naming Hosts and Domains

Windows 2000 Resolver

Setting Up DNS for Active Directory

Active Directory Integration and Multimaster Replication

Dynamic Update and Secure Dynamic Update

Aging and Scavenging of Stale Records

Integration with WINS

Interoperability with Other DNS Servers

Internet Access Considerations


  • For more information about TCP/IP, see "Introduction to TCP/IP" in this book.

  • For more information about the Windows Internet Name Service, see "Windows Internet Name Service" in this book.

  • For information about Domain Name System concepts, see "Introduction to DNS" in this book.

  • For more information about Active Directory, see "Active Directory Logical Structure" in Microsoft ® Windows ®  2000 Server Resource Kit Distributed Systems Guide .