What Is the Purpose of the Global Names Zone in Windows Server 2008 DNs Servers?

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Windows Servers have DNS or Domain Name Services to help locate computers on a network. When upgrading to a new version of an operating system, such as Server 2008, the naming convention can change. Microsoft created Global Names Zone to help with the migration. This way, network administrators do not have to change names for computers with static IP addresses or on a WINS system.
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The global names zone in Windows server 2008 is designed to help consumers to migrate to DNS from WINS for all name resolution. The global name zone can also be recognized as GNZ.
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It provides single lable name resolution just like WINS. It also supports IPv6 unlike WINS.
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Just store the zones in active directory and use more than one AD server on the network. The zones will then be replicated across multiple machines. No need to import or export
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Check this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/dns-windows-to-linux-zone-transfer-229577/ http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/101-317641
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Protoco...
This video explains the different kinds of zones you will come across in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 DNS. The video has practical step by step instructions to managing these zones
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-manage-dns-zone-...
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