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Microsoft Traditional Name Resolution Approaches

What are Microsoft's traditional name resolution approaches? What are Microsoft current name resolution approaches? What are the differences between them ?

Note: The old versions of Microsoft OS depends on NetBIOS name resolution, since windows 2K, Microsoft has moved towards to the standard name resolution, that is DNS. For the compatibility with the legacy applications, the NetBIOS is still in use.

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Windows Networking

Domain name servers, or DNS, are hidden databases for Internet, and they provide Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are 32 bit numbers, for every computer and server that accesses the World Wide Web. Microsoft has thousands of IP addresses and names and wants keep their DNS for their site.

Note: The old versions of Microsoft OS depends on NetBIOS name resolution, since windows 2K, Microsoft has moved towards to the standard name resolution that is DNS. For the compatibility with the legacy applications, the NetBIOS is still in use.

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