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

Hello,

I have setup a UPS Network Management web interface that I log on http://192.168.1.200 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.

nimdatx
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Jaime CamposAsked:
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DrDave242Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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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Tyler LaczkoCommented:
c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

add

192.168.1.200               nameyouwanttouse
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saastechCommented:
create a CNAME record on your DNS server.
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Tyler LaczkoCommented:
or you can add it in IIS
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Jaime CamposAuthor Commented:
Forward or Reverse? Where in DNS?
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cbmmCommented:
both foward and reverse.
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DrDave242Commented:
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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