domain.local, _msdcs.domain.local and the delegation for _msdcs.domain.local under domain.local

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Spin, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Spin

    Spin Guest


    I have studied MS Windows 2000 and 2003 for a couple of years now. I am
    slow to get my head wrapped around certain things though. :) As I
    understand it, in MS Windows 2000+ DNS, you basically have two main zones.


    Here is my point-by-point understanding of these zones, and correct me if
    I'm wrong.

    1) domain.local is the obvious one. That contains all the host , SRV
    records and sites locations for the AD domain.
    2) _msdcs.domain.local zone contains the records of all the Global Catalogs
    and all domains in the entire forest. This is essentially the forest root
    3) Finally, there is the delegation for _msdcs.domain.local in the
    domain.local zone. This delegation zone contains NS records that point to
    the _msdcs.domain.local - which again is basically the forest root domain.

    So am I right or wrong? :)
    Spin, Oct 26, 2005
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