You are installing a new computer on the network, and you want to be sure the system can properly access other devices by their fully qualified domain names. What network setting will ensure that the workstation is properly configured to resolve domain names?
A) Subnet mask
The answer: D) DNS
The IP address of a Domain Name Services device is necessary if you need a workstation to properly resolve the name of a device to its IP address. Since you probably don’t have every IP in the world memorized, you can see how important this single setting can be!
The incorrect answers:
A) Subnet mask
The subnet mask setting is necessary for your computer to determine to which IP subnet you belong.
The gateway is appropriately named, since this is your link to the rest of the world. If you don’t specify a gateway, then your computer can’t talk to any devices outside of your IP subnet.
A Windows Workgroup allows Windows systems to coordinate their communication among devices that share the same Workgroup. Windows Workgroups provide a simple way to group systems together, and it’s not as complex to manage as a Windows Domain-based system.
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