To install a DNS server in Win2k/2k3:

1) Open Windows Components wizard

2) In Components, click Networking Services, and then click Details.

3) In Subcomponents of Networking Services, select the Domain Name System  (DNS) check box, click OK, and then click Next.

4) In Copy files from, type the full path to the Windows 2000 distribution files, and then click OK.

5) Required files are copied to your hard disk, and server software can be used after restarting the system.

    • To open the Windows Component wizard, from the desktop, click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
    • When Control Panel opens, double-click Add/Remove Programs and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
    • Certain Windows components require configuration before that can be used. If you installed one or more of these components, but did not configure them, when you click Add/Remove Windows Components, a list of components that need to be configured is displayed. To start the Windows Components wizard, click Components.
    • It is strongly recommended that you manually configure the computer to use a static IP address.
    • After you install a DNS server, you can decide how to administer it and its zones. Although you can use a text editor to make changes to server boot and zone files, this method is not recommended. The DNS console simplifies maintenance of these files and should be used whenever possible. Once you begin using console-based management of these files, manually editing them is not recommended. 
    • Where Active Directory-integrated zones are used, file-based zone management cannot be used. 

    To configure a new DNS server:

    1) Open DNS

    2) If needed, add and connect to the applicable server in the console.

    3) In the console tree, click the applicable DNS server.

    4) On the Action menu, click Configure the server.

    5) Follow the instructions in the Configure DNS Server wizard.

      • To open DNS, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.
      • When you finish configuring the server, you might need to complete additional tasks, such as enabling dynamic updates for its zones or adding resource records to its zones.
      • In step 2, you only need to add the DNS server to the console if it is not running locally on the same computer you are using to manage it.
      Source: MS Technet

      Posted by Shiny Wednesday, November 11, 2009


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      5. andu Says:
      6. Thank you for the post ... now i know how to install and configure a DNS server on a win2k3 pc. I asked everyone i know how to do it, but only one person gave me an answer with your blog link.


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