Windows 7

1. Microsoft Windows 7 tutorials 2. Module 1- Installation, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 tutorials 3. Editions of Windows 7 tutorials 4. Hardware Requirements for Installing Windows 7 tutorials 5. You can install Windows 7 in following different ways, including: 6. Consideration for Upgrading v/s Migrating tutorials 7. What is Migration tutorials 8. Migrating User Data and Settings tutorials 9. Performing an Image-Based Installation of Windows 7 tutorials 10.Configuring Disks and Device Drivers tutorials 11. Partitioning Disks in Windows 7 tutorials 12.GUID - GPT Disk tutorials 13.Disk Management tools tutorials 14. Simple Volume tutorials 15. Spanned and Striped Volumes tutorials 16. Maintaining Disks, Partitions, and Volumes tutorials 17. Disk Quota tutorials 18.Working with VHD Virtual Hard Disk tutorials 19. Device Driver in Windows 7 tutorials 20.System Restore tutorials 21.LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION tutorials 22.Configure and Trouble shoot Network Connections tutorials 23.What is an IPv4 Address tutorials 24. Note - IPV4 25. IPv4 address classes tutorials 26.Default Gateway tutorials 27.Public and Private IPv4 Address tutorials 28.IPv6 Network Connectivity tutorials 29.IPv6 UNICAST ADDRESSES tutorials 30. IPv4 Address can be assigned by following types tutorials 31.Implementing Name Resolution tutorials 32. Trouble Shooting Network Connectivity tutorials 33. Implementing Wireless Security tutorials 34.Wireless network Technologies tutorials 35.What is Wireless Broadband tutorials 36.IEEE 802.11 tutorials 37.Wireless Network Configuration tutorials 38. Security Types tutorials 39. Implementing Network Security tutorials 40.Configuring Windows Firewall tutorials 41.Ports and Application tutorials 42.Important Application, Protocol and Port Number tutorials 43.Configure Inbound and Outbound Rules tutorials 44. Securing Network traffic tutorials

Implementing Name Resolution tutorials

  • Now let’s learn how a name can be an alternative to an IP address when identifying computer on a network.

  • Name resolution is important aspect of computer networking because it is easier for users to remember names than IPv4 address.

  • When you access LAN or WAN, Intranet or Internet website, we use any of following format with browser, Command Prompt or Window based program.

For example


http: //



File: //


  • If an application request network services through Windows Sockets or Winsock Kernel, it uses Host Name.

  • If application request services through NetBIOS, it uses NetBIOS name.


There are two types of computer name

NetBIOS Name

Host Name

The NetBIOS name is 16 characters, however Microsoft limits it to 15 character long computer name and 16th character identifies service.

A Host name is a user friendly name associated with IP address. Host name can go up to 255 characters in length, can contain Alphabet, Numeric, Period and Hyphens.

Flat name space

It is alias or FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name)

Windows support a number of methods for resolving computer name such as DNS, WINS and host name resolution process.

An alias is a single name associated with an IP address.

The host name combines an alias with domain name to create the FQDN

For example CBTSAM

For example


Name Resolution with WINS

  • WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) is Microsoft’s implementation of NetBIOS name service.

  • Old Version of Microsoft Operating System such as Windows Server 2003 rely on WINS for name resolution

  • Some typically older applications rely on NetBIOS names.

  • User rely on the Network Neighbourhood or My Network Places network browser features for Windows 98 and Windows XP.


Name Resolution with DNS

  • Used with Windows Server 2003 onward.

  • The DNS is the Microsoft standard for resolving host names to IP Addresses.

  • When an application specifies a host name and uses Windows Sockets, TCP/IP uses the DNS resolver cache, DNS and LLMNR (Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution) to resolve the host name to IP Addresses.


LLMNR sequence

  • Search Local Subnet

  • Converting host name to NetBIOS name and check the Local NetBIOS name cache

  • Send DNS request to configured WINS server

  • Broadcast Three NetBIOS name Query request on subnet that are directly attached

  • Search the LMHOST file.

GNZ (Global Name Zone)

  • GNZ is feature of Windows Server 2008.

  • GNZ provides single-label name resolution for large enterprise that do not deploy WINS.

  • GNZ is manually created and not available for dynamic registration of record.

  • GNZ is used to assist the migration from WINS. However it is not replacement for WINS.

  • Instead of using GNZ, you can configure DNS and WINS integration.