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How Is Precedence Determined In Windows 2003 DNS Server's Records?

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We recently activated a wildcard CName in the DNS Server and noticed that it was working as expected.

However, we're still not absolutely sure and can't find any good proof to back it up online or in the 2003 Server guide.

Originally, we set up a new host entry for each new sub domain we created: x.domain.com y.domain.com etc.

Now, it works like *.domain.com forwards to x.domain.com and we handle it from there with virtual server entries (on an Apache server).

And that's great; it's what we intended, but we're worried that it might take precedence over hosts added later.

So what ultimately determines precedence between records? Does the wildcard always get matched last?
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Wildcard last as you suspect. Any properly defined record will take precedence over wildcards.

Chris
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