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Windows Server 2003 Glossary - Z

Updated: March 7, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

For more Windows Server terms, see the Windows Server 2008 Glossary.

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zone

In the Macintosh environment, a logical grouping that simplifies browsing the network for resources, such as servers and printers. In a DNS database, a manageable unit of the DNS database that is administered by a DNS server. A zone stores the domain names and data of the domain with a corresponding name, except for domain names stored in delegated subdomains.

See also: DNS server   domain   Domain Name System (DNS)   partition   resource   

zone list

In the Macintosh environment, a list that includes all of the zones associated with a particular network. A zone list is not to be confused with a DNS zone.

See also: DNS zone   Domain Name System (DNS)   zone   

zone transfer

The synchronization of authoritative DNS data between DNS servers. A DNS server configured with a secondary zone periodically queries the master DNS servers to synchronize its zone data.

See also: authoritative   DNS server   primary zone   secondary zone   zone   

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