Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training
Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Q: If using GZN (Global Names Zone), do your clients need a WINS address configured on them?

No they do not. The idea behind the GlobalNames zone in Windows Server 2008 is that no client configuration is needed. Just remember that you need to meet these requirements.

· DNS Servers must be Windows Server 2008.
· Global Names Zone must be enabled (DNSCMD /config /enableglobalnamessupport 1) on each DNS server.
· A forward lookup zone named GlobalNames must be set up on each DNS server that
· · · Is active directory integrated
· · · Does not support dynamic updates (recommended)
· You must provide a CNAME record mapping the client name to its FQDN.

When a client makes a single name request to a DNS server, DNS will check all its zones to try and match it to a FQDN. This will not work. After DNS has exhausted all its zones, it will look in the Globalnames zone. There, should it be present, it will locate a CNAME record for that single name. It will point to the FQDN record in the forward lookup zone. DNS will now return the IP address to the requesting node.

Reference: http://www.trainsignaltraining.com/windows-server-2008-globalname-zone/2008-07-22/

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