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.
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.
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