Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

Managing a DNS Core Server from a member 2008 or 2012 Server

Posted on 2014-01-31
6
Medium Priority
?
823 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-31
Hello Experts,
I am in the process of creating a DNS Core Server. From the Core Server i can use dnscmd to configure the server. However, I would like to do this from a Windows 2008 R2 or windows 2012 server that doesnt have the DNS role on it. I can' seem to find the right command or package to install the dnsmgmt.msc on the server i want to administer from.
0
Comment
Question by:msidnam
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:amclaughlin01
ID: 39824029
You would go into server Manager, then add the DNS role to the server:

2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725925.aspx

2012: http://blog.hyperexpert.com/how-to-install-dns-role-in-windows-server-2012/


From a command prompt:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee441260(v=ws.10).aspx

Let us know if you need further assistance.


Thanks
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:msidnam
ID: 39824041
So I will need to install the DNS role on the server that I want to administer from, it's just that i dont actually configure it. Is that right?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:amclaughlin01
ID: 39824237
I am sorry, I misunderstood what you were asking.

From another server, you would open mmc and add the dns management and connect to the remote core server.

Here is a link:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd163507.aspx

Look under the section labeled:  Using MMC Snap-ins to Administer Server Core
0
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:msidnam
ID: 39824251
That is where i am having the trouble. I do not see a DNS option when trying to add the snap in.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
amclaughlin01 earned 1200 total points
ID: 39824428
Ok, in Server Manager, it's considered a feature not a role.

Click Features on the left side

Click Add Features > Browse to and expand the Remote Server Administration Tools > Expand Role Administration Tools > Select DNS Server Tools > Continue through the prompts to install

I have attached a Word document with a couple screen shots.
Adding-DNS-Management-Feature-.doc
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:msidnam
ID: 39825136
right on the money. So easy, yet i missed it. Thank you very much.
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
I’m willing to make a bet that your organization stores sensitive data in your Windows File Servers; files and folders that you really don’t want making it into the wrong hands.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

564 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question