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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Introducing DNS

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a service that allows you to resolve a hostname to an Internet Protocol (IP) address. One of the inherent complexities of working in networked environments is working with multiple protocols and network addresses. Thanks largely to the tremendous rise in popularity of the Internet, however, most environments have transitioned to use TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) as their primary networking protocol. Microsoft is no exception when it comes to supporting TCP/IP in its workstation and server products. All current versions of Microsoft’s operating systems support TCP/IP, as do most other modern operating systems.

A very easy way to understand DNS is to think about making a ...

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