Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Zones

Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Zones

hey folks welcome back once again to Jax tech corner for another Windows Server 2012 r2 video now Windows Server 2012 comes with that you know some some cosmetic stuff I guess we talked about that in the past first let me introduce you to one thing is DNS and we're gonna be talking today about the zones about setting up a zone now what is the zone and I don't know why they didn't name this exactly what it is a zone is any other domain name that you're gonna be using either internal or external so to setup a zone here we have DNS manager open already and I'm sure you can find it under the admin tools and make sure it's installed on your particular server DNS manager and we already have the primary zone which is home dot local so anything in our home dot local domain is going to be dynamically populated into this list as a records now dynamically means automatically right so if the computer if you put a new computer in your domain it's going to populate into your local DNS into the the local the home dot local or if you set up I set one up here called my server org so if you have a domain and it's called my server org or whatever your internal domain name is remember a lot of folks use this home dot local as their internal domain I kind of just make one up now you don't want this registered with you know with the with with all the DNS servers out there you don't want it right you don't want to register domain name that you're using for your internet website and your email this is just for internal stuff now let's take this one step further and say well now we're going to maybe we're going to set up a couple different domain names that we're going to host May we're gonna host some different web sites and we talked about that earlier at putting multiple web sites onto one server we talked about that in one of the videos you can go back to the YouTube videos and check those out but today we're going to well now we're going to set up multiple domains and we have to adjust the the DNS issue so if your server happens to be your root DNS server set up with your registration when when you go to GoDaddy or one on one and you set up your domain name you say where's my dns located and you're gonna point it back to your own DNS server you're going to have to come in here and set up zones so to do that let's go to the forward lo cup forward look up zones right click on that and say new zone and this is your new zone little wizard click Next is it a primary zone a secondary zone or a stub zone now the stub zone I really don't use this much it copies the zone containing only name servers the start of authority the soas what I use primarily is the primary zone for any new domain that you're hosting or secondary zone and the secondary zone creates a copy of the zone that exists on another server this is really nice and you should if you have more than let's say you have more than 50 or 100 workstations in your domain you should probably have two domain two DNS servers running on two different actual servers themselves and a secondary zone will copy it over and we've talked about that in the past what we're talking about today is a primary zone so create a copy of a zone that can be updated directly on this server next okay to all DNS servers running on domain controllers in this domain local home that's what we want so click Next and now give it your your name so let's say with this name this particular name is going to be my auto parts com okay so this is a website you registered my auto parts comm or whatever it may be click Next and allow only secure dynamic updates that's what you want on this one because basically what you're doing is you're going to be not using this as a domain controller we're using this our actual DNS server for this actual domain name so you could even say instead of allowing secure dynamic updates do not allow dynamic updates right because this is a manual thing we're gonna put the records in manually let's click Next and just click finish and now you'll see that you have it here my auto parts calm so now you can go in here and create that a record we can go in here and so give us our first pointer our new host and this says you see the root domain there is my auto parts calm you'll give it the IP address here whatever your local IP addresses are because don't use an external IP address folks because you're going to map that through your firewall so you're gonna do some static mapping with your outside IP address to your inside so we're using inside addresses here and then with the magic of the firewall and with the mapping we can map it together one 92168 thought let's say the server's at one dot note n create the pointer record and click Add host ok so there it is now we have that pointer so now you'd go to your firewall put your external address in there or your routable IP address and you would map it do a static mapping to this address and then it will pick up this DNS server and then you can start adding DNS stuff in here you can add stuff like your MX records you can do your mail exchange records in here child or host name I usually call mine email so it's email dot my audio parts com a fully qualified domain name of the mail server and you can put the same thing in there the email my auto parts comm and the priority level is ten ten on an email priority level is the highest level if you have backup email servers it may be 20 30 40 50 and so forth click OK now we have an MX record so now our email will know where to go to get into our email server so that is how to create another zone and if you want to create another zone you can do it just by clicking on the forward lookup new zone just go right back through this wizard again create a primary zone yep DNS servers the zone name is um let's see we fix computers comm maybe you have that domain click Next again do not allow dynamic updates and finish and now you can see here where we have the other domain name so again with one DNS server you can set up multiple zones and remember a zone is a domain name that's actually pointing back to your own servers so it's very easy to do and it doesn't take much time just remember that these are not dynamically updated they are manually updated folks if you want to really really get into the meat potatoes Windows Server 2012 r2 or Windows Server 2008 r2 please check out my online courses and you can find those very very simply if you just go to go here if you just go to classroom thought jacks tech corner com once again it's classroom dot Jack's tech corner dot-com you can see the classes the VMware ESXi course Windows Server 2012 r2 and Windows Server 2008 r2 this will give you the meat and potatoes of learning others to know about these operating systems and these servers so you can even get more out of them I mean we spend a lot of money for them so why not learn everything you can learn about them folks thanks so much for watching please subscribe 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One thought on “Windows Server 2012 R2 DNS Zones

  1. sir,
    very valuble video you have posting,i Have one Doubt recently in my organization primary server is 20082 and secondary server is i had installed server 2012r2 in another server and disconnected 2008 secondary server from primary.and migrated 2012 server has primary and 2008r2 is now secondary server.
    after i have confusing to how did transfer zones to primary server,and dns installation in primary server.please share the video link or document to my mail, orgive your valuble comment

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