Adding a GlobalNames zone to a forest
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
You can use this task to create a GlobalNames zone to maintain a set of single-label, Domain Name System (DNS) names that Windows Server 2008 DNS servers can resolve on behalf of DNS clients throughout a single forest in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). See Providing Single-Label DNS Name Resolution for information about deploying a GlobalNames zone.
Deploying a GlobalNames zone in a single forest requires that you perform the following steps:
Create a zone named GlobalNames that replicates to all domain controllers in the forest.
Add an alias (CNAME) record to the zone for each host for which you want to provide single-label name resolution. For example, if you want DNS clients to be able to access a server whose fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is cweb.itgroup.contoso.com, add an alias (CNAME) resource record that maps the name cweb to cweb.igroup.contoso.com.
To complete this task, perform the following procedures: