Configure DNS Server

What is DNS Server and how to configure the DNS Server?

DNS or Domain Name System is a common, virtual and name resolution system that contains the host names into the IP addresses and it stores the information about your host name, domain names on your local network and on internet. The DNS converts the IP address into the domain name and domain name into the IP address. The IP address and the domain names are distributed in the network. The Active Directory requires this DNS to locate the controllers. The DNS Server in the network is to be installed and configured correctly for the proper networking. The IP address is given to the DNS and with this IP address, the data is transmitted to the correct locations.

Find details about the DNS server configuration in the following:

  • Need to configure

  • To install DNS

  • To configure

Need to configure

The DNS server is necessary for converting the domain name in to the IP address. properly configured DNS server can perform this process successfully. The network is large and the network is connected to the Internet are the two situations in which you need to configure the DNS server.

To install DNS

To install DNS, you have to follow some important instructions. First, you have to add the Windows Component wizard through the 'Add or Remove Programs' in 'Control Panel'. That component will start working after this and you have to click the Networking Services followed by 'Detail' button. There you could see the Domain Name System in the list displayed. The server set up is the option that you have to click next and then, the DNS server files will be copied to the system.

To configure

After proper installation, you need to configure the DNS server. The configuration wizard will start within few minutes and if it does not start automatically, you need to right click on the file. Then, you need to select the Add a forward look up zone option to select the zone. The default name is to be selected then and click Finish to complete the configuration.

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