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Maximum DNS records in a single zone.

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What is the maximum amount of records that can be placed in one Windows server 2008 DNS zone.
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There is no practical limit to the number of records you can have in a zone
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This is determined by the amount of memory installed in the dns server. All zones and records are loaded into memory at dns server startup time. Here is a link to the MS document detailing AD DNS capacity planning.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732715.aspx
 
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