Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Domain Name System (DNS) is the name resolution protocol for TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet. A DNS server hosts the information that enables client computers to resolve memorable, alphanumeric DNS names to the IP addresses that computers use to communicate with each other.
Before you begin using this computer as a DNS server, see DNS Checklists.
To find features that have been moved in the Microsoft® Windows Server 2003 family, see New ways to do familiar DNS tasks.
For tips about using DNS, see DNS best practices.
For help with specific tasks, see DNS How To....
For general background information, see DNS Concepts.
For problem-solving instructions, see Troubleshooting DNS.