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Server Names

By Jazzr&btech ·
I am totally confused regarding the names used by the various servers with DNS in Win 2000 Server. I have not read one article or any of the books I have that explains the names used.
My computer is name Wrkstn1, my domain name is myhomedomain. How does DNS,DHCP,NS or any other server uses these objects in server naming if they do). TechMasters use these names loosely it seems and novices such as myself get confused and fraustrated. For 2 weeks I've been trying to setup DNS and I've truly learned alot.
However if some one of your "techmasters" (my word)could just explain the above OR can I call the servers whatever I like and how. In other words what is the difference between NS server and DNS server, what is the "default server", How to use the "Server Options" in DHCP MMC. Oh by the way the eror i'm gettin is "can't find server name for address xxxxxx Non-existent domain default server not available .


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by atharaaa In reply to Server Names


To start with, NS ( Name Server ) and DNS is one or the same. Both resolves host names to IP address. Naming of servers can be ur wish. Regarding the server options in DHCP MMC, you can configure the Domain name, DNS server IP addresses, Gateway (Router,) Time server etc so that every workstation/host in the domain will get this information automatically with the lease of IP address from DHCP. Server Options can be over ridden by the scope options which can be configured for individual scope.

Hope this will help you.

Abdul Aziz

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