Configuring DNS Zones, Subdomains, Forwarders, and Zone Transfers

Windows Server 2003 supports primary, secondary, Active Directory–integrated, and stub zones, each of which can be created to support either forward lookups or reverse lookups. Forward lookup queries allow a client to resolve a host name to an IP address. Reverse lookups allow a client to resolve an IP address to a host name. At times you might also need to configure subdomains, forwarders, and zone transfers. All of these topics are discussed in this section.

Creating Forward Lookup Zones

To create the initial forward lookup zone or additional forward lookup zones on a server, follow these steps:

  1. In the DNS console, expand the node for the server you want to work with. Right-click ...

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