Manually create a DNS entry for Server 2003

server2003Sometimes you will want to know for certain that a DNS server is resolving a hostname correctly.  Making a manual entry might be the only way!

Create a DNS entry

This article assumes that DNS is installed on your server.

  1. Log on to your Server 2003.
  2. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > DNS.
  3. Browse to YourServerName > Forward Lookup Zones > YourDomain.
  4. Right-click on YourDomain and select New Host (A)...
  5. Enter the Name and IP address of the host that you want to add.
  6. Leave the Create associated pointer (PTR) record checked.
  7. Click Add Host.
  8. Click OK if you get a warning, and click Done.


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