Solved DNS Zones help - Host(A) file permission help

July 23, 2012 at 09:52:40
Specs: Windows 2008 server 64bit, 8
Hi Everyone,

I would like to know if you could explain why we call a dns, A DNS "ZONE"<--------why a zone?

Could you please let me know if my understanding of win2008 DNS is correct.

When a user creates an internal network, no internet DNS will ever know what is happening there, so this is why we have to set up our own internal DNS server.

Now with what I understand:
When clients are getting connected to the server 2008, a host file is created in the DNS manager of Active Directory.

1)Can multiple ips be added per file or is it limited to only one ip and domain per file?

2)Where I am a little lost is that when you click a "Host(A)" file, you have also a security tab. Does this means that only certain users can access this site?

3)Now if I wish to let my client computers access for example, do I need to first create a group in my OU, then assign this group to "Full control" in the "Host(A)" file?

Sorry about the confusion but all the videos I have washed(and I have watched many), do not explain this part of win2008. I really do not understand why there is a "read/write" permission to the "Host(A)" file if anyway, users cannot access this console.

Thanks for you help!,


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July 23, 2012 at 14:24:20
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"a host file is created in the DNS manager of Active Directory."

No. A hosts file is different than a host entry in DNS

A host and ptr record are only added to MS DNS if configured to be updated by the dhcp server or the client is set to update dns.

Q1: record not file. It is one ip per record though you can have multiple same host records with different ips but this causes problems [review tombstoning]

Q2: the security tab has nothing to do with access web sites.

Q3: The dns record has nothing to do with what you can access on the internet as per permissions. Dns isn't about permissions but its about name resolution.

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