Windows DNS is the Microsoft implementation of 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.

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What does a warning icon on a conditional forwarder mean in Windows DNS Manager?

The icon for one of the conditional forwarders on an Active Directory DNS server I manage has a standard warning icon (yellow triangle with exclamation point) overlay (all names have been changed to ...
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As DNS clients do DCs put more load on DNS servers than regular workstations?

All DCs in this example are running DNS and DFSR. Edit: this is a single domain with an AD integrated zone. I have a DC in a central location and 60 or 70 DCs each in different a branch office. ...
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Recursive query on Windows Server automation?

We have a bunch of 2008-2012 HyperV hosts who have Windows Server domain controllers (2008 DC level, 2008 and 2012 servers across different unrelated sites). Occasionally, when the DC guest comes up ...
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How to breakout Reverse DNS Zones

I've inherited a Windows network with Windows server based DNS and there are issues, such as not being able to update PTR records, etc. So, I am at a branch office with our own AD domain and DNS on ...
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Cant map share by name, only by ip…randomly

We have a logon script to map some shares that reside on a server that is both dns server and dc (windows server 2003 sbs). The problem is that sometimes it fails to map the drives from the script (...
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Are application partitions considered naming contexts?

This might just be semantics, but MS docs always seem to refer to NCs as the original Schema,Configuration,Domain Naming and then application partitions separately. Aren't application partitions ...
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How to add a subzone A record (root) using dnscmd?

I am able to edit a zone (xx.example.com) that I have ownership on using dnscmd and I can add and change records for any domains inside this zone like: "aaa.xx.example.com" Still, I observed that xx....
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Windows 2012 R2 - DNS resolving to internal IP

I'm currently working on my infrastructure and since now it was good. I have a Windows 2012 R2 server on AWS, with a Elastic (Public) IP. I have 3 domain: domain1.com -> point to a CPanel hosting,...
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Bogus DNS apex records on Windows secondary server

We are introducing a DNS BIND 9 master/secondary setup to be authoritative for a zone to replace an existing Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS infrastructure. In the interim, the former Windows AD-integrated ...
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DNS issue? Currently no logon servers available

While I have read through lots of post that have the same error message, I have not been able to find a solution that works for my situation. I have one server, Windows 2008, that I rebuilt about a ...
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DNS check showing Failed

Domain Controller OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. The Name of the Server is QSIT035V2 Can you tell me why i am receiving "QSIT035V2 failed test DNS" Error? Please see the print-screen Attached ...
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DNS Scavenging not deleting stale DNS record

I have set the following DNS Setting for Scavenging so that stale record must be automatically deleted, still it is not working ( Please see the print-screen ) 24 hrs has been passed still Stale ...