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Setting Up DNS Clients

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

Set up each DNS client with the following:

  • Host name and DNS suffix.

  • Preferred and alternate DNS servers.

  • Optionally, Proxy Auto-Configuration file or name exclusion list (if a proxy client).

You can use any of the following methods to set up your DNS clients:

  • Use the TCP/IP settings of the client.

  • Use Group Policy to configure groups of clients.

  • Use the DHCP Server service to configure some client settings automatically.

For more information about how to install and configure DNS clients, see "Configuring DNS client settings" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003.

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