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Creating Zones in DNS

How to Create a New Zone

  1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, and DNS to open the DNS console.
  2. Expand the Forward Lookup Zones folder.
  3. Select the Forward Lookup Zones folder.
  4. From the Action menu, select New Zone.
  5. The New Zone Wizard initiates.
  6. On the initial page of the Wizard, click Next.
  7. On the Zone Type page, ensure that the Primary Zone Creates A Copy Of A Zone That Can Be Updated Directly On This Server option is selected. This option is selected by default.
  8. Uncheck the Store The Zone In Active Directory (Available Only If DNS Server Is A Domain Controller) checkbox.
    Click Next.
  9. On the Zone Name page, enter the correct name for the zone in the Zone Name textbox. Click Next.
  10. On the Zone File page, ensure that the default option, Create A New File With This File Name, is selected. Click Next.
  11. On the Dynamic Update page, ensure that the Do Not Allow Dynamic Updates. Dynamic Updates Of Resource Records Are Not Accepted By This Zone. You Must Update These Records Manually option is selected. Click Next.
  12. The Completing The New Zone Wizard page is displayed next.
  13. Click Finish to create the new zone.

How to Create Subdomains

  1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, and DNS to open the DNS console.
  2. In the console tree, select the appropriate zone.
  3. From the Action menu, select New Domain.
  4. The DNS Domain dialog box opens.
  5. Enter the name for new subdomain.
  6. Click OK to create the new subdomain.

How to create a reverse lookup zone

  1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, and DNS to open the DNS console.
  2. Select the appropriate DNS server in the console tree.
  3. Right-click the DNS server then select New Zone from the shortcut menu.
  4. The New Zone Wizard starts.
  5. Click Next on the first page of the New Zone Wizard.
  6. On the Zone Type page, ensure that the Primary Zone option is selected. Click Next.
  7. On the following page, select the Reverse lookup zone option. Click Next.
  8. Enter the IP network in the Network ID box for the domain name that the new reverse lookup zone is being created for. Click Next.
  9. Accept the default zone file name. Click Next.
  10. On the Dynamic Update page, select the Allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates option, then click Next.
  11. The Completing The New Zone Wizard page is displayed next.
  12. Click Finish to create the new reverse lookup zone.

How to Create a Stub Zone

  1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, and then click DNS to open the DNS console.
  2. Expand the Forward Lookup Zones folder.
  3. Select the Forward Lookup Zones folder.
  4. From the Action menu, select New Zone.
  5. The New Zone Wizard initiates.
  6. On the initial page of the Wizard, click Next.
  7. On the Zone Type page, select the Stub Zone option.
  8. Uncheck the Store The Zone In Active Directory (Available Only If DNS Server Is A Domain Controller) checkbox. Click Next.
  9. On the Zone Name page, enter the name for the new stub zone in the Zone Name textbox then click Next.
  10. Accept the default setting on the Zone file page. Click Next.
  11. On the Master DNS Servers page, enter the IP address of the master server in the Address text box. Click Next.
  12. On the Completing The New Zone Wizard page, click Finish.

How to Add Resource Records to Zones

  1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, and DNS to open the DNS console.
  2. In the console tree, select the zone to add resource records to.
  3. From the Action menu, select the resource record type to be added to the zone. The options are:
    • New Host (A)
    • New Alias (CNAME)
    • New Mail Exchanger (MX)
    • Other New Records
  4. Select the New Host (A) option.
  5. The New Host dialog box opens.
  6. In the Name (Use Parent Domain Name If Blank) textbox, enter the name of the new host.
  7. When the user specifies the name of the new host, the resulting FQDN is displayed in the Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) textbox.
  8. In the IP Address box, enter the address for the new host.
  9. To create an associated pointer (PTR) record, enable the checkbox.
  10. Click the Add Host button.
  11. The new host (A) resource record is added to the particular zone.
  12. A message box is displayed, verifying that the new host (A) resource record was successfully created for the zone.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Click Done to close the New Host dialog box./li>

How to Create a Zone Delegation

  1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, and select DNS to open the DNS console.
  2. Right-click the subdomain in the console tree, then select New Delegation from the shortcut menu.
  3. The New Delegation Wizard initiates.
  4. Click Next on the first page of the New Delegation Wizard.
  5. When the Delegated Domain Name page opens, provide a delegated domain name then click Next.
  6. On the Name Servers page, click the Add button to provide the DNS servers’ names and IP addresses that should host the delegation.
  7. On the Name Servers page, click Next.
  8. Click Finish.

 

How to Enable Dynamic Updates for a Zone

  1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, and the select DNS to open the DNS console.
  2. Right-click the zone to work with in the console tree, then select Properties from the shortcut menu.
  3. When the Zone Properties dialog box opens, on the General tab, select Yes in the Allow Dynamic Updates list box.
  4. Click OK.

How to Configure a Zone to Use WINS for Name Resolution

Users can configure their forward lookup zone to use WINS for name resolution in instances where the queried name is not found in the DNS namespace.

  1. Click Start, Administrative Tools, and DNS to open the DNS console.
  2. In the console tree, expand the DNS server node then expand the Forward Lookup Zones folder.
  3. Locate and right-click the zone to be configured, then select Properties from the shortcut menu.
  4. When the Zone Properties dialog box opens, click the WINS tab.
  5. Enable the Use WINS Forward Lookup checkbox.
  6. Type the WINS server IP address. Click Add, then OK.
  7. On the General tab, select Yes in the Allow Dynamic Updates list box.
  8. Click OK.

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