Adding a new DNS zone
To add a new DNS zone on a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 system which is
functioning as a DNS server, take the following steps:
Move the mouse pointer to the lower, left-hand corner of the screen. When
the Start button appears, click on it.
- Select Administrative Tools.
- Select DNS.
Right-click on the DNS server and choose New Zone.
- When the New Zone Wizard window
appears, click on Next.
- Assuming you wish to create a primary zone, which is
the option selected by default, and wish to store the zone in Active Directory,
you can click on Next. If you wish to use a file-based zone
rather than an Active Directory-integrated zone, uncheck the option to
"Store the zone in Active Directory (available only if DNS server is a
writeable domain controller)" - see
Choosing a Zone Type for futher information.
At the next window you will select whether you wish to create a forward or
reverse lookup zone. The default is a forward lookup zone.
At the next window you can specify the name for the zone, e.g.,
- If you selected a file-based DNS zone, you will be
asked if you want to create a new zone file or use an existing file that you
have copied from another DNS server.
By default, the name will be the domain name you provided with .dns appended.
The next window asks about dynamic updates. Dynamic updates enable DNS
client computers to register and dynamically update their resource records
with a DNS server whenever changes occur.
The next window is the "Completing the New Zone Wizard" window where you
can click on Finish to complete the setup for the zone.
Created: Thursday February 26, 2015