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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Name Resolution and Server Location

Name resolution is an important building block for Microsoft Networking, as with any network service. After our discussion in Hour 1, “Understanding Networking: The Telephone Analogy,” you’re probably comfortable with the fact that any network name needs to be resolved to a network address—that is, when you point your browser to www.jotto.com, the name gets resolved via DNS (Domain Name Service) to the network address 205.134.224.21.

The great news is that the latest versions of Microsoft networking do just this: they use DNS as their primary means of name resolution and server location. The bad news is that there are a couple of backward-compatible issues that you will need to understand to effectively troubleshoot. ...

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