Configuration of DNS Server on Windows Server 2016


This Article is a part of Windows Server 2016  Tutorials series. Within the previous Article, we've mentioned What is DNS (Domain Name System) and Its Installation in Windows Server 2016. Now we'll move forward and see How to Configure DNS and create Primary Zones. Therefore Let's Start. Before these keep in mind that your system has put in with DNS Role.

Let's See how Configure DNS Role in Windows Server 2016.For this, we want to follow the subsequent Steps.

Configuration of DNS in Windows Server 2016

In the Below Steps, we'll  Configure DNS by making the New Zones. We will create a primary zone as a result of, by default, there are not any zones so as to manage the records.We will create new Primary zones in Forward Lookup Zone and Reverse Lookup Zone.

Creating Primary Zone in Forward Lookup Zone

Step 1. Open Server Manager Console, From the Dashboard, Click on DNS > Right Click on Server IP Address and choose DNS Manager.

Step 2. Here within the Screenshot, you'll be able to see the DNS Manager Window. Now we will create New Primary Zone in Forward Lookup Zone. Right, Click on Forward Lookup zone > Click on New Zone...

Step 3. A New zone Wizard will open. Choose Primary zone and click on Next.

Step 4. Here you have to enter the name of the Primary zone that you would like to manage the records.Just Enter the Zone Name (Like techpanther.in ) and click on Next.

Step 5. Select Create a New file with this file name to create a new zone file.Click on Next.

Step 6. Here you'll be able to specify that this DNS zone accepts secure, nonsecure, or no dynamic updates.If you want to allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates, Select Allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates as shown below and Clik on Next.

Step 7. Now you will see a Confirmation Dialog Box with Settings you have Selected. Click on Finish.

Creating Primary Zone in Reverse Lookup Zone

Step 1. Open Server Manager Console, From the Dashboard, Click on DNS > Right Click on Server IP Address and Select DNS Manager.

Step 2. Now we will create a New Primary zone in Reverse Lookup Zone. Right, click on Reverse Lookup zone > Click on New Zone ...

Step 3. A New zone Wizard will Open. Select Primary zone and Click on Next.

Step 4. Select IPv4 Reverse Lookup Zone and Click on Next.

Step 5. Here we have to Enter the First three Octate of the IP Address.(If your Server IP Address is 192.168.1.10 then here type 192.168.1 ) Click on Next.

Step 6. Select Create a New file with this file name to create a new zone file.Simply Click on Next.

Step 7. Here you'll be able to specify that this DNS zone accepts secure, nonsecure, or no dynamic updates.If you want to allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates, choose Allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates as shown below and Clik on Next.

Step 8. Now you will see a Confirmation Dialog Box with Settings you have Selected. Click on Finish.

That's It . Currently DNS Service is running on your Windows Server 2016 Machine.In Next Part, we'll Discuss How to Manage DNS Records in Windows Server 2016.

So above Steps is all about the Configuration of DNS in Windows Server 2016 Machine.With these Steps, you can Configure DNS . Hope you all like this post, share it with others too and Leave a comment below if you need any suggestion at any steps.



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