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Adding a DNS A record to Windows Server Core Machine via Powershell

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Heyas,

How would I add a DNS A record to Windows Server Core Machine via Powershell. The 'A; record would need to include:

- Name
- FQDN
- IP Address

Any help much appreciated.

Thank you.
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by:Kwoof
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Is DNS running on your core machine?, or you want to add a DNS record to point to your core machine?...or do you need to modify your hosts file on the core machine?

Is your Core machine configured?  Corefig can help with a GUI if you need it:

http://corefig.codeplex.com/
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Hi Kwoof,

DNS is running on my core machine.  I tried using the New-DnsRecord command but it doesn't work

"New-DnsRecord : The term 'New-DnsRecord' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable
program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again. At line:1 char:1

Thank you.
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What OS is the server core?
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You could use the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on your own computer to remotely manage the DNS server.

http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sanderberkouwer/archive/2008/04/27/remotely-managing-your-server-core-using-rsat.aspx
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The server core OS is Windows Server 2012.

Thank you.
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I had assumed you already tried RSAT?
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Hi Kwoof,

I have extracted Corefig onto the Server Core how do I run it? When I type in the script file name ".\start_corefig.wsf all I get is >>

Confused I thought a GUI would load.
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by:Zack
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Hi Kwoof,

As I understand there is no RSAT feature for Windows Server 2012, could you clarify.

Thank you.
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If you are having domain admins group membership or local administrative rights on DNS server, then from any windows server 2012 GUI version, you can add DNS server tools from roles and features and add core server in dns management console
from there you can manage DNS completely.

On core server, just run below command from command prompt to disable firewall
netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off

You can download RSAT tools for windows 2012 server which can be run through Win 8 Machine and from there you can add dns tools and add 2012 core server there to manage it from GUI
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28972
http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2013/07/23/manage-your-windows-2012-server-with-remote-server-administration-tools-rsat-from-windows-8-read-on.aspx


Mahesh
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U can use the cmdlet: Add-DnsServerResourceRecordA

Eg. Add-DnsServerResourceRecordA -ZoneName ZONENAME –Name Server2 -IPv4Address 10.10.10.2

Ref: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj649925.aspx
See Example 1
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U can use the cmdlet: Add-DnsServerResourceRecordA

Eg. Add-DnsServerResourceRecordA -ZoneName ZONENAME –Name Server2 -IPv4Address 10.10.10.2

^ that is exactly what you do. But first be sure to import the module.

Import-Module DNSServer

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Thank for the help.
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