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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)?

  1. GlobalNames
  2. Primary
  3. Secondary
  4. Stub

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

References:

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.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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