Choosing your Zone TypeWhen selecting a DNS zone type, you have the following options:
- Active Directory (AD) Integrated
- Standard Primary, and
- Standard Secondary
A Standard Primary zone stores the database in a text file. This text file can be shared with other DNS servers that store their information in a text file.
Finally, a Standard Secondary zone simply creates a copy of the existing database from another DNS server. This is primarily used for load balancing.