How do you setup DNS to resolve by Host name instead of IP

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I have setup a UPS Network Management web interface that I log on and I want to be able to use a host name instead. How do I do this within DNS settings? I have server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Server 2003 Standard.

Thanks so much for your help and support.

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    by:Tyler Laczko

    add               nameyouwanttouse
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    create a CNAME record on your DNS server.
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    or you can add it in IIS
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    Do you already have a DNS server in your environment?  If you, you'll simply need to create a host (A) record in the appropriate forward lookup zone.  The record will need to contain whatever hostname you want to use to refer to that machine and its IP address.

    A host header will also need to be configured on that web server.
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    Forward or Reverse? Where in DNS?
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    both foward and reverse.
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    The forward lookup zone will be much more important for what you're trying to do.  Reverse lookup zones are for resolving IP addresses back to hostnames.

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