Friday, 25 January 2019

Domain Name System - DNS

Installation of DNS in Window server 2016

Open Server Manager Click on Add roles and Features

Click on Next

 Click on Role-based or feature-based installation, Click on Next

Select a server from the server pool, click on Next

Select DNS from the List

Click on Add Features

Click on Next

Click on Next

Click on Install

Wait for the Installation

Close the window when Installation Succeeded

Implementing and Configuration DNS Server role: In our scenario we assigned computer name as champ. IP address is set to and preffered DNS is given as We are configuring Domain ''.

We have successfully install DNS server on this machine.

Go to Tools menu on Dashboard and select DNS. It will open DNS Manager window. Alternatively we can run dnsmgmt.msc command to open the DNS Manager.

Under DNS go to champ. Right click on forward Lookup Zones and select New Zone.

Click on Next

In New Zone Wizard, in Zone Type select Primary zone.

In Zone Name Specify

Zone File will be created in Windows\system32\dns folder

In Dynamic Updates select Allow both nonsecure and secure updates.

Click on Finish

New Zone will be created. We will be able to see SOA and NS records.

Right click on Reverse Lookup Zones select new zone.

Click on Next

Select Primary Zone in Zone type.

In Reverse Lookup Zone Name select IPv4 Reverse Lookup Zone.

In Network ID box type 172.30.10 and press next.

New file will be created in windows\system32\dns folder to save reverse lookup database.

In Dynamic Updates page select Allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates.

Click on Finish

On completing the wizard Reverse Lookup Zone will be created.

Go to and create a New Host record.

Specify the name champ and IP address select create associated pointer record checkbox.

One host record will be added in domain.

Similar one pointer record can be seen in Reverse Lookup Zone.

Command nslookup is used to verify DNS connectivity from network. You may assign IP address of same network to another computer on the network, assign as Preffered DNS. And run nslookup command. Same output can be seen.

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