Microsoft DNS


In regards to Microsoft DNS, if I create two of the same A records pointing to different IPs like below, would the DNS queries get load balanced by default?
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Manjunath SulladConnect With a Mentor Technical ConsultantCommented:
In your scenario, Answer will be Yes,

Please go through below links to understand the Round robin DNS configurations and DNS load balancing blogs.
Pete LongConnect With a Mentor Technical ConsultantCommented:
Yes Round Robin is the default, for Microsoft DNS zones, in fact the only way to stop it is by changing the registry.

Emmanuel AdebayoConnect With a Mentor Global Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Yes, By default, DNS uses round robin to rotate the order of RR data returned in query answers where multiple RRs of the same type exist for a queried DNS domain name. This feature provides a simple method for load balancing client use of Web servers and other frequently queried multihomed computers.

If round robin is disabled for a DNS server, the order of the response for these queries is based on a static ordering of RRs in the answer list as they are stored in the zone (either its zone file or Active Directory).
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