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What's New in DNS

Published: June 29, 2012

Updated: June 29, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012



Information about new features and capabilities for Domain Name System (DNS) services is provided in this topic. Links are provided below to information about changes in functionality in the DNS Server service and DNS Client service in Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows 8.1.

For information about changes in functionality in other versions of Windows, see What’s New in DNS in Windows Server 2008 R2 and What’s New in DNS in Windows Server 2008.

DNS is a system that is used in TCP/IP networks for naming computers and network services. DNS naming locates computers and services through user-friendly names. When a user enters a DNS name in an application, DNS services can resolve the name to other information that is associated with the name, such as an IP address.

The following topics describe changes to the DNS Server service and the DNS Client service.

  1. What's New in DNS Server in Windows Server 2012

  2. What's New in DNS Client in Windows 8

  3. What's New in DNS Server in Windows Server 2012 R2

  4. What's New in DNS Client in Windows 8.1

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