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DNS Server

Domain Name System (DNS) is the name resolution protocol for TCP/IP networks, such as the Internet. Client computers query a DNS server to resolve memorable, alphanumeric DNS names to the IP addresses that computers use to communicate with each other. See more in the DNS Server Overview for Windows Server 2008.

Looking for DNS content about Windows Server 2003? See DNS on the Networking and Access Technologies TechCenter.

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DNS Server in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library

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Technical Reference

  • DNS Technical Reference
    Comprehensive reference about Microsoft DNS including what it is, how it works, and DNS tools and registry settings.



  • DNS Installed Help
    Perform tasks with the help of checklists and procedures. Example tasks include configuring DNS client settings, migrating a DNS server, and creating a reverse lookup zone.
  • Troubleshoot DNS Events and Errors
    Look up specific event and error codes, and then see how to correct the errors.

Technical Reference