Administer a DNS server, configure DNS clients, flush the resolver cache, install and configure the DNS Server service, and view the resolver cache.
This section deals only with some general tasks relating to DNS. Other procedures can be found in the following two articles in this chapter:
Start → Programs → Administrative Tools → DNS
This opens the DNS console, which is the primary tool for administering DNS servers. See DNS server and zone in this chapter for more information about using this tool, and see DNS for additional general information about using this console.
An alternative method of performing DNS administration in Windows
2000 is to use the command-line tool
which can be used to perform most of the tasks that can be done using
the DNS console.
Dnscmd.exe has the additional
advantage that it can be used in scripts to perform automated
administration of DNS servers, but its command-line syntax must be
mastered in order to do this.
The procedure you will use to configure client computers to contact DNS servers for name resolution depends on:
The type of operating system on the client
Whether DHCP or static IP addressing is used
The actual steps will vary ...