When initially installing and configuring Windows DNS server, one of the first tasks to perform is the creation of forward lookup zones (and possibly reverse lookup zones). In plain speak, this is when the domains that will be served by this DNS server will be configured. For the purposes of providing the reader enough knowledge to get this task completed, this article takes a walkthrough approach. A DNS server has been installed but not yet configured at the beginning of this article and we’ll create the forward and reverse lookup zones using the built-in wizard. Keep in mind that this can be done without using the wizard without much trouble, but for the purposes of keeping the lesson simple the wizard options will suffice.
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