Friday, October 14, 2011

Installing a DNS Server Role in Windows Server 2008

DNS recognizes computers by alphanumeric names and translates the names to the numerical IP addresses recognized by computers and networking equipment. DNS resolves the computer names to the IP addresses.
DNS is installed as a role in Windows Server 2008. It can be installed with Server Manager and with the DNS Server command from the command prompt. The preferred way is to install the DNS Server Role when Active Directory Domain Services is installed, if you want to integrate the DNS domain namespace with the AD DS domain namespace. In addition, Server Core can act as a DNS Server.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Overview of Server Roles and Features in Windows Server 2008

Server Roles describe the primary functions of a server in Windows Server 2008. On a server, there can be one or more server roles. For example, you can have a DNS server or a Web server, or a server comprising multiple roles.