Also called the Microsoft DNS Server service, an optional service on Microsoft Windows NT Server that implements the Domain Name System (DNS) on a server running Windows NT, allowing that server to function as a DNS server or name server.
The Microsoft DNS Service for Windows NT is a fully BIND-compliant implementation of DNS and is an optional component that you can install on a Windows NT server using the Network utility in Control Panel.
It includes a GUI-based tool called DNS Manager that you can use to create and administer resource records on all DNS servers on the network.
Windows 2000 includes an enhanced version of the Microsoft DNS Service that includes the following additional functionality:
You must install Service Pack 4 on Windows NT Server to be able to create SRV records manually. If you are integrating your Windows 2000–based DNS servers with non-Microsoft name servers that do not support SRV records (such as BIND 4 name servers), you must either upgrade the non-Microsoft name server to a version that supports SRV records or designate your new Windows 2000 domain as a new DNS subdomain.