Administering DNS Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This guide provides information about administering the DNS server in Windows Server 2008.

DNS is an abbreviation for Domain Name System, a system for naming computers and network services that is organized into a hierarchy of domains. DNS naming is used in TCP/IP networks, such as corporate networks and the Internet, to locate computers and services through user-friendly names. When a user enters a DNS name in an application, DNS services can resolve the name to other information that is associated with the name, such as an IP address.

You can use this guide to perform the day-to-day operations that are required to manage and maintain your DNS infrastructure. You can also use this guide to take advantage of the DNS server features in Windows Server 2008. As you read this guide, you will learn how to add, configure, and administer DNS servers, secure your DNS infrastructure, and manage DNS clients. This will help ensure that DNS clients in your network will be able to resolve DNS names of computers in your network and, if desired, on the Internet.

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