DNS Basics (Host A / PTR Record Creation)

Microsoft DNS

To create a DNS Host A record and PTR record in the Reverse Lookup Zone in Microsoft DNS, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the DNS Manager on your Microsoft DNS server.
  2. Expand the server’s Forward Lookup Zones and locate the Reverse Lookup Zone you want to add the records to.
  3. Right-click on the Reverse Lookup Zone and select “New Pointer (PTR)…”
  4. In the “New Resource Record” window, enter the Host IP address in the “IPv4 Address” field.
  5. In the “Host Name” field, enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the Host.
  6. Click “OK” to save the record.

To create a Host A record:

  1. Expand the server’s Forward Lookup Zones and locate the Forward Lookup Zone where the Host resides.
  2. Right-click on the Forward Lookup Zone and select “New Host (A or AAAA)…”
  3. Enter the Host name in the “Name” field.
  4. Enter the IP address of the Host in the “IP address” field.
  5. Click “Add Host” to save the record.

These steps should allow you to create DNS Host A and PTR records in the Reverse Lookup Zone using Microsoft DNS. Remember to refresh the DNS cache on the client machines for the changes to take effect.

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