This chapter discusses how to use Domain Name System (DNS) on your local area network (LAN) and across the public Internet. Microsoft Windows 2000 includes an enhanced version of DNS. This chapter provides you with an overview of DNS and how to implement the service on Windows 2000. It explains how to implement a delegated zone and how to configure zones for dynamic updates. You will also learn how to configure a DNS server to work as a caching-only server and how to monitor DNS server performance. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to identify the primary components of DNS, install and configure DNS, and troubleshoot the DNS service on Windows 2000.
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