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About Domain Name System (DNS)

Microsoft Active Directory relies on the Domain Name System (DNS) to function. DNS is the primary name resolution mechanism for Windows operating systems, from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2008 and beyond. This DNS topic page features news and advice for IT administrators managing domain controllers within an Active Directory environment. Here you'll find info on DNS server configuration, settings and tools, as well as tips for fixing DNS errors and details on dynamic DNS.