DNS Policy Scenario Guide

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016

This guide is intended for use by DNS, network, and systems administrators.

DNS Policy is a new feature for DNS in Windows ServerĀ® 2016. You can use this guide to learn how to use DNS policy to control how a DNS server processes name resolution queries based on different parameters that you define in policies.

This guide contains DNS policy overview information, as well as specific DNS policy scenarios that provide you with instructions on how to configure DNS server behavior to accomplish your goals, including geo-location based traffic management for primary and secondary DNS servers, application high availability, split-brain DNS, and more.

This guide contains the following sections.