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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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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 […]
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Add MX Record in Windows DNS Server

MX record is a special type of DNS record that serves for the sole purpose of email communication. MX itself stands for Mail Exchanger and is a prerequisite when configuring email server. In other words, if your organization hosts an email server, then your DNS server should have MX record pointing to that email server. […]