Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory Configuration Pop Quiz: Configuring DNS Zones
Applies to the "Configuring Domain Name System for Active Directory" objective of Exam 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration.
Q: Which of DNS zone type supports single-label names allowing hosts to access file and Web servers using short easy-to-remember names instead of fully qualified domain names (FQDNs)?
Answer and explanation is below.
Answer is A: The DNS GlobalNames Zone (GNZ) type supports single-label names similar to those used with the Windows Internet Name Service technology. WINS does not support IPv6 and will eventually be phased out of most networks.
Quick Tip: To enable the GNZ functionality issue the following command:
Dnscmd [ServerName] /config /Enableglobalnamessupport 1
Bonus Question: Which tool can be used to transfer ADDS security principals between forests? (Tweet your answer with #pop640a and get a chance to win a Redmond t-shirt! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 11.)
Answer to last week's bonus question: IXFR is an incremental DNS zone transfer which sends only updates.
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