Windows 2000 and DNS Comparison of Features

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Windows 2000 DNS interopates with other DNS implementations. The following table compares DNS features of the vaious DNS implementations.

Feature W2K
DNS
NT 4.0
DNS
BIND
8.2
BIND
8.1.2
BIND
4.9.7
Support for SRV records Yes Yes
SP4+
Yes Yes Yes
Support for dynamic update Yes No Yes Yes No
Support for secure dynamic update
based on GSS-TSIG algorithm
Yes No No No No
Support for WINS and WINS-R records Yes Yes No No No
Support for fast zone transfer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for incremental zone transfer Yes No Yes No No
Support for UTF-8 character encoding
RFC2044
Yes No No No No

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