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Configure DNS Forwarding in Windows Server 2012 R2

To put it simple, you can understand DNS forwarding as a method for DNS server to resolve a query by “asking for a help” from another DNS server. It is supported by on Windows DNS server, including Windows Server 2012 R2. The default behaviour is that Windows DNS Server will forward query that it cannot resolve […]
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Install DNS Server Role in Windows Server 2012 R2

DNS or Domain Name System is the basic requirement of any kind of network. DNS works in client-server mode, where DNS client may call a computer or domain name string, and DNS server will help the client to perform name-to-IP address mapping so further TCP/IP actions can be performed by the client. Without DNS server, […]
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Understanding Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones in DNS

When you install DNS Server role in Windows environment, you will be able to create new zones in either Forward or Reverse Lookup Zones. These two zones serves a different purpose. The first one and the most commonly implemented is Forward Lookup Zones, where translations of a hostname string to IP address is performed. The […]