• domain name system (DNS)

    The domain name system (DNS) is the way that Internet domain names are located and translated into Internet Protocol addresses.

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  • What is difference between a WINS server and a DNS server?

    For a lot of people, the relationship between WINS and DNS is a bit of a mystery, but we are hoping to clear things up with your question. Firstly, DNS refers to 'Domain Name Server,' while WINS refers to 'Windows Internet Name Service' – both are used to resolve names, but in a very different...

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  • What you need to know about the DNS system

    The domain name system is a fundamental building block of the Internet. Our expert explains the details of what makes it work.

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  • Got IP address management problems? Think DNS, DHCP, IPAM trifecta

    If your network has gotten too complicated for basic IP address management, it may be time to consider a DNS, DHCP, IPAM tool combination.

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  • Common DNS record types: What they mean

    The domain name resolution process has many steps. Our expert walks you through some of the most common.

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  • Improve network availability with Amazon Route 53

    Route 53 is an Amazon service that gets less attention than some of the others, but that doesn't mean it's not important. This scalable DNS service can improve network availability and reliability.

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  • DNS best practices: Making AD rock-solid

    Some consider DNS to be the heart of Active Directory, and like any heart, it is important to keep it healthy. Expert Gary Olsen offers his set of best practices for maintaining a secure and properly configured DNS.

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  • Generating a DNS health check in Windows

    In this short screencast, Directory Services MVP Gary Olsen demonstrates how to use the DCDIAG /TEST:DNS command when troubleshooting DNS issues in Windows Active Directory environments. Click for full size

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  • Advantages and disadvantages of DNS on domain controllers

    Expert Paul Hinsberg weighs the pros and cons of installing DNS on domain controllers rather than having separate DNS servers.

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  • Configuring DNS server properties

    When followed correctly, DNS is fairly simple to use in Active Directory. However, it's even easier when you understand certain configurations. Expert Gary Olsen breaks down the DNS complexities that every admin should know about.

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