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Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Domain Name System (DNS) is the name resolution protocol for TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet. A DNS server hosts the information that enables client computers to resolve memorable, alphanumeric DNS names to the IP addresses that computers use to communicate with each other. The following topics describe the DNS server role in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system, and they provide procedures for installing, configuring, and managing DNS servers in your network.

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