How do I change the Windows DNS @ record

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The DNS record @ - how do you change it in Windows DNS?  I know the @ symbol is responsible for redirecting incomplete requests.  Like if I just type in the address bar, microsoft.com instead of www.microsoft.com.

I can do this in BIND but it seems it's tricky in Windows DNS.
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Commented:

@ is the Origin, and is normally the current zone name, nothing to do with redirection or incomplete requests.

In MS DNS it's the record set bound to "(same as parent folder)".

For instance, this in BIND:

@   IN A   1.2.3.4

Is this in Windows (DNS GUI):

(same as parent folder)    Host (A)   1.2.3.4

HTH

Chris

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