Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-22
Why does MS Windows servers contain DNS servers.

How would that be used.  What clients would use it
Question by:Los Angeles1
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    Assisted Solution

    Windows DNS is used for Active Directory, Name resolution for computers/printers/network devices on your network.  DNS is paramount for Active Directory to work correctly.  

    Your clients (aka workstations) would implement your Domain Controller as the Primary DNS server in TCP/IP Properties.  This can be deployed manually or with DHCP.
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    Assisted Solution

    Newer Windows Versions do heavily rely on DNS.
    There are a lot of Services which are first trying to resolve a hostname by DNS, if available.

    DNS is crucial for Windows Domain operations (Active Directory) as well.
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    Accepted Solution

    DNS servers are used for IP <> NAME resolutions (translations) (either in intranet or internet) like in phonebook (name and phone numbers)

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