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Building a SharePoint 2016 Home Lab: A How-To Reference on Simulating a Realistic SharePoint Testing Environment by Stacy Simpkins

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© Stacy Simpkins 2016

Stacy Simpkins, Building a SharePoint 2016 Home Lab, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2170-9_5

5. Domain Name System (DNS)

Stacy Simpkins

(1)Brandon, Florida, USA

In this chapter, you’ll use the domain controller that you created in Chapter 3. You’ll create host (A) records, pointer (PTR) records, and CNAME records in preparation for your SharePoint 2016 farm. You’ll also verify that the service location (SRV) record was created; without the SRV, your other VMs could not cleanly join your farm in Chapter 6.

Before creating these resource records in the Domain Name System (DNS), let’s talk about DNS and Active Directory–integrated DNS zones.

DNS Zones

Active Directory–integrated DNS zones store their data in the Active Directory database that ...

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