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Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 by Orin Thomas

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Chapter 3. Configuring name resolution

Name resolution involves translating human readable names, most commonly fully qualified domain names (FQDNs), into IP addresses. Most name resolution on Windows networks occurs through DNS. Although it is possible to use third-party DNS solutions with Active Directory, it’s simpler to deploy the built-in DNS Server role. This role can be installed on computers running the full GUI or Server Core installation of Windows Server 2012. Windows Server 2012 also supports single-label name resolution with the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) role; and for organizations that are tired of maintaining WINS servers, it is possible to transition to using GlobalNames zones with DNS. Windows Server 2012 also supports ...

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