- Open Windows Components Wizard. To do so, use the following steps:
- ClickÂ Start, clickÂ Control Panel, and then clickÂ Add or Remove Programs.
- ClickÂ Add/Remove Windows Components.
- InÂ Components, select theÂ Networking Services check box, and then clickÂ Details.
- InSubcomponents of Networking Services, select theÂ Domain Name System (DNS) check box, clickÂ OK, and then clickÂ Next.
- If you are prompted, inÂ Copy files from, type the full path of the distribution files, and then clickÂ OK.
- Start the Configure Your Server Wizard. To do so, clickÂ Start, point toÂ All Programs, point toÂ Administrative Tools, and then clickÂ Configure Your Server Wizard.
- On theÂ Server Role page, clickÂ DNS server, and then clickÂ Next.
- On theÂ Summary of Selections page, view and confirm the options that you have selected. The following items should appear on this page:
- Install DNS
- Run the Configure a DNS Wizard to configure DNS
If theÂ Summary of Selections page lists these two items, clickÂ Next. If theÂ Summary of Selections page does not list these two items, clickÂ Back to return to the Server Role page, clickÂ DNS, and then clickÂ Next.
- When theÂ Configure Your Server Wizard installs the DNS service, it first determines whether the IP address for this server is static or is configured automatically. If your server is currently configured to obtain its IP address automatically, theÂ Configuring Components page of the Windows Components Wizard prompts you to configure this server with a static IP address. To do so:
- In theÂ Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, clickÂ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
- In theÂ Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, clickÂ Use the following IP address, and then type the static IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway for this server.
- InÂ Preferred DNS, type the IP address of this server.
- InÂ Alternate DNS, type the IP address of another internal DNS server, or leave this box blank.
- When you finish setting up the static addresses for your DNS, clickÂ OK, and then clickÂ Close.
- After you clickÂ Close, the Configure a DNS Server Wizard starts. In the wizard, follow these steps:
- On theÂ Select Configuration Action page, select theÂ Create a forward lookup zone check box, and then clickÂ Next.
- To specify that this DNS hosts a DNS zone that contains DNS resource records for your network resources, on theÂ Primary Server Location page, clickÂ This server maintains the zone, and then clickÂ Next.
- On theÂ Zone Name page, inÂ Zone name, specify the name of the DNS zone for your network, and then clickÂ Next. The name of the zone is the same as the name of the DNS domain for your small organization or branch office.
- On the Dynamic Update page, clickÂ Allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates, and then clickÂ Next. This makes sure that the DNS resource records for the resources in your network update automatically.
- On theÂ Forwarders page, clickÂ Yes, it should forward queries to DNS servers with the following IP addresses, and then clickÂ Next. When you select this configuration, you forward all DNS queries for DNS names outside your network to a DNS at either your ISP or central office. Type one or more IP addresses that either your ISP or central office DNS servers use.
- On theÂ Completing the Configure a DNS Wizard page of the Configure a DNS Wizard, you can clickÂ Back to change any of the settings. To apply your selections, clickÂ Finish.
After you finish the Configure a DNS Wizard, the Configure Your Server Wizard displays theThis Server is Now a DNS Server page. To review all the changes that you made to your server in the Configure Your Server Wizard or to make sure that a new role was installed successfully, clickÂ Configure Your Server log. The Configure Your Server Wizard log is located at %systemroot%\Debug\Configure Your Server.log. To close the Configure Your Server Wizard, clickÂ Finish.