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Best Practices Analyzer for Domain Name System

Updated: October 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

In Windows management, best practices are guidelines that are considered the ideal way, under normal circumstances, to configure a server as defined by experts. While best practice violations are not necessarily problematic, they indicate server configurations that can result in poor performance, poor reliability, unexpected conflicts, increased security risks, or other potential problems.

Topics in this section can help you bring DNS running on Windows Server® 2008 or Windows Server® 2008 R2 into compliance with best practices. Content in this section is most valuable to administrators who have completed a Best Practices Analyzer scan of DNS, and who want information about how to interpret and resolve scan results that identify areas of DNS that are noncompliant with best practices.

For more information about Best Practices Analyzer and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

DNS provides technologies that host records of a distributed DNS database and use the records they host to resolve DNS name queries sent by DNS client computers, such as queries for the names of Web sites or computers in your network or on the Internet.

For more information about DNS, see the DNS page on the Windows Server 2008 TechCenter at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=135702.

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