10. Appendix: How to Create and Configure a Zone
DNS management console
[Start/Programs/Administrative Tools/DNS]). Open up your server
(OUCS-PHANTOM in the example below) in the left hand window and you should see
two folders —
Forward Lookup Zones and
Reverse Lookup Zones . There should be nothing in
either of them.
Now right-click on the Forward Lookup Zone folder and select
Zone]. Click on
Next and then choose
as the zone type and make sure the option to
Store the zone in Active
Directory is checked.
Nextand type in the name of the zone you want to create. The zones are as follows (replace unitDNSname with the appropriate name for your unit).
Next click on the
[Start of Authority (SOA)] tab and change the
[Responsible person] entry. This box should contain a valid
e-mail address which will be directed to the person responsible for the server.
By convention you should substitute a. for the @ in the e-mail
address. You should also include a . at the end of the address.
There may be advantages in leaving the defaults until you have set up your server completely. However, once set up, it is unlikely that you will be making too many changes that affect the DNS, and the above settings may be more appropriate.