I've set up a small Win2003 box for basically managing a private NAS / SVN etc. I'm trying to use the windows DNS service in most simplest way. I've started by creating a zone, but clients can only use the names by writing the full zone name ie. "machine.zone". I don't care for that, also I don't want each client to configure his DNS suffix. I just want a simple name resolution. I thought the root zone will be the answer, but it too requires adding the '.' char as a suffix ("machine."). Is there a way in MS's DNS service or perhaps another program?