Deploying Domain Name System (DNS)

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

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 Domain Name System (DNS) provides efficient name resolution and interoperability with standards-based technologies. Deploying DNS in your client/server infrastructure enables resources on a TCP/IP network to locate other resources on the network by using host name-to-IP address resolution and IP address-to-host name resolution. The Active Directory® directory service requires DNS for locating network resources.

In This Chapter

Overview of DNS Deployment

Examining Your Current Environment

Designing a DNS Namespace

Designing a DNS Server Infrastructure

Designing DNS Zones

Configuring and Managing DNS Clients

Securing Your DNS Infrastructure

Integrating DNS with Other Windows Server 2003 Services

Implementing Windows Server 2003 DNS

Additional Resources for Deploying DNS

  • For more information about DNS, the Windows Server 2003 DNS Server service, and Windows Server 2003 DNS Client service, see the Networking Collection of the Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference (or see the Networking Collection on the Web at