HOW TO:Create A DNS Forward Lookup Zone

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HOW TO:Create A DNS Forward Lookup Zone


Summary
This articles explains the steps to create a DNS Forward Lookup Zone and a DNS Host Record as an example scenario. You may use different names where appropriate.

Applies To
Domain Name Server (DNS)

Solution

Create a new Forward Lookup Zone
To create a new forward lookup zone:

1. Start the DNS snap-in. To do this, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.

2. Click the DNS Server object for your server in the left pane of the console, and then expand the server object to expand the tree.

3. Right-click Forward Lookup Zones and then click New Zone. The New Zone Wizard starts. Click Next to continue.

4. New Zone Wizard appears, click Next to continue.

5. Select “Primary Zone” to create a copy of your zone and click Next to continue.

Tip: You can select the check box at the bottom of the New Zone Wizard on a Domain Controller (DC) to store the zone information in Active Directory (AD).

6. From the “Active Directory Zone Replication Scope” dialog box select one of the radial button options or accept the default of “To all domain controllers in the Active Directory domain Name.Com and click Next.

7. From the “Forward or Reverse Lookup Zone” dialog box select Forward lookup zone and click Next.

8. In the Zone Name box, type the name of the zone (for example, type newzone.com), and then click Next.

NOTE: This name is typically the same as the DNS suffix of the host computers for which you want to create the zone.

9. From the “Dynamic Update” dialog box select one of the radial button options or accept the default of “Allow only secure dynamic updates (recommended for Active Directory)” and click Next to compete the task.

10. Click Finish.

11. The new zone is listed under Forward Lookup Zones in the DNS tree.

Create a Host or "A" record

To create a host or "A" record:

1. Start the DNS snap-in.

2. Click the DNS Server object for your server in the left pane of the console, and then expand the server object to expand the tree.

3. Expand Forward Lookup Zones.

4. Under Forward Lookup Zones, right-click the zone that you want (for example, newzone.com), and then click New Host (A).

5. In the Name (uses parent domain name if blank) box, type the name of the host that you want to add.

6. For example, if you want to add a host record for a Web server, type mysite. And In the IP address box, type the IP address of the host that you want to add. For example, type 192.168.1.161.

7. Select the Create associated pointer (PTR) record check box, and then click Add Host.
The host record mysite.newzone.com was successfully created.
Click OK.

8.When you are finished adding hosts, click Done.

9. We must run the ipconfig / flushdns under the command prompt in order for the sites to be accessible

10. When using registry-based configuration, changes are applied to DNS servers only when the DNS Server service is re-initialized. So Restart the DNS,
11. Now you can check the connectivity using the ping command at command prompt.
For example, ping mysite.newzone.com



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Type: HOW TO
Level: Beginner
Last Modified:Friday, August 6, 2010
Last Modified By: fawad.khan
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