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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Managing DNS Server Configuration and Security

You use the Server Properties dialog box to manage the general configuration of DNS servers. Through it, you can enable and disable IP addresses for the server and control access to DNS servers outside the organization. You can also configure monitoring, logging, and advanced options.

Enabling and Disabling IP Addresses for a DNS Server

By default, multihomed DNS servers respond to DNS requests on all available network interfaces and the IP addresses they’re configured to use.

Through the DNS console, you can specify that the server can answer requests only on specific IP addresses. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. In the DNS console, right-click the server you want to configure and then select Properties ...

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