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Configure Primary Zone in Windows DNS Server

Primary zone is a zone that can be updated directly on the DNS server where the zone resides. This means administrator can do any operations in the primary zone including modify, delete, and create DNS record. When DNS Server role is configured as part of Active Directory role configuration, Windows already configure a primary zone […]
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Configure Secondary Zone in Windows DNS Server

When adding a DNS zone, there is an option to create secondary zone. A secondary zone is basically a replica of zone from another existing DNS server in the network. The other server which is being replicated is called the Master. Any changes on the Master applies to the secondary zone as well, but not […]
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Configure Conditional Forwarding in Windows Server 2012 R2

Conditional forwarding is another method of resolving external names by forwarding DNS query to another DNS server (or called the Forwarder). Conditional forwarding is different with regular DNS forwarding. In regular DNS forwarding the server will forward all queries that it cannot resolve to the Forwarder, but in conditional forwarding the server will only forward […]
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Add Host A Record in Windows DNS Server

Host record or A-record is a type of DNS record. Host A record serves the basic function of DNS server which is name-to-IP address mapping. It is the most common DNS record type and exists in the forward lookup zone as a static or dynamic record. Usually, an administrator manages the A record in enterprise […]
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Add PTR Record in Windows DNS Server

DNS works by mapping name-to-IP address. To perform this function, we need to know the hostname so that we can get the IP address information from the DNS server. However, sometimes what we have is the IP address and we want to know what hostname that is using this IP address. The good news is […]
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Add CNAME Record in Windows DNS Server

CNAME or Canonical Name record is one of the types of DNS records. It is used to create an alias name for an existing Host A record or another CNAME record. Alias name usually required to hide the original hostname, or if the host itself runs multiple services then one alias name can be assigned […]