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By dinesh.dhamija ·
Whats the purpose of DNS in making the domain in a network. How can we make a PC a PDC. How a domain is identified & seperated from other computers in the same network?????

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by Bhrdwh In reply to DNS usage

1. DNS: is for Domian Name Service resolving the IPs into names on the internet (your ISP maintains DNS serves), for LAN/Network you dont need any DNS a WINS would do the work.

2. You dont "make" a PC into PDC, you first plan a domain, install first one NT server as a PDC, then you make BDCs for its domain. Later on you add clients into that domain.

3. Domain "identifid"..
...if you mean on the internet, its by getting your domain name registered & hosting your site on that IP. whenanyone goes to the url on site address
"your_domain.com", the ISP's DNS Servers resolve this name into IP address where our site is located & reach into your server box.
... fi you mean on LAN, then you can have different domains each having one dedicated PDC & maybe one dedicated BDC for each domain.
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by McKayTech In reply to DNS usage

"Domain" has several different meanings depending on the context.

On the Internet, a "domain" is a group of resources associated with a domain name that is registered with the DNS system. The sole purpose of DNS is to associate particular IP addresses with <theoretically> easier names to remember.

On a LAN, a "domain" is usually an administrative group of WindowsNT servers and/or workstations. In order to have an NT domain, you have to have a "domain controller" and it's generally good to have at least two (a PDC or Primary Domain Controller and a BDC or Backup Domain Controller). To make a PC a PDC, you have to install NT Server and choose the PDC option during the install.

In either case, you can have more than one domain on the same network segment. With an NT domain, you choose which domain to join and NT then keeps track of it. With a DNS domain, it's just a matter of which specific IP addresses are associated with which domain names.

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