Create DNS Entry

Posted on 2009-12-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I just setup DNS and now I need to manually add an entry. I have a Novell Server that I use for testing. It is named NW1. I cannot ping NW1 because I don't have a DNS entry. I am a DNS newbie so I need help and I would appreciate it if you would spell it out for me. I believe I need to create a forward lookup and a reverse lookup zone for this. Is this right?

Please let me know the steps I need to take to add this computer to DNS.

Computer Name: NW1
Computer IP Address:

I am working on a Windows 2003 R2 Server with DNS installed. Currently, there is only one lookup zone, and it is like acme.local.

Question by:jhieb
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    What is the FQDN of the server you are trying to add?
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    Right click on the forward lookup zone foe acme.local.  Select New Host (A).  Enter the computer name (nw1) and then enter the IP.  Click Add Host.

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    Thanks! This might have sounded too easy but I want to make sure I do everything right this time.

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