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Checklist: Configure DNS Client Settings

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Domain Name System (DNS) client configuration is as important to the proper functioning of your DNS infrastructure as DNS server configuration. Considerations for configuring DNS clients include client-naming conventions (including host name and primary DNS suffix); specifying the DNS servers for a client or allowing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to assign DNS servers; and configuring a suffix search list for resolving short, unqualified host names. You can also configure connection-specific DNS settings for computers with multiple network adapters or Remote Access Service (RAS) connections.

 

Task Reference

Read about client configuration.

Understanding DNS Client Settings

Configure static DNS clients.

Configure DNS for Static Clients

Configure DHCP servers and DHCP-enabled clients.

Enable DNS for DHCP-Enabled Clients

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