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Windows Server® 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP) by Microsoft Networking Team, Tony Northrup, Joseph Davies

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Ongoing Maintenance

Maintaining a DNS server requires keeping the DNS database for all zones up-to-date and occasionally replacing a failed DNS server. The sections that follow describe how to add resource records, how to maintain the accuracy of a zone, and how to perform automated monitoring of your DNS server.

Adding Resource Records

You will need to add A and PTR records for new computers that do not support dynamic DNS. Additionally, you might need to create CNAME records so that a single server can have multiple resource records.

To add a resource record, right-click the zone you want to add it to, and then click the type of record you want to add. DNS Manager will open the New Host or New Resource Record dialog box to prompt you for the record ...

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