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

How would that be used.  What clients would use it
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xDUCKx earned 668 total points
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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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mrworta earned 664 total points
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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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nam0a earned 668 total points
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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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