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How To Set Up DNS?

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  • Hi

    I'm playing with a Windows Server 2012 VPS to get some more knowledge. I want to use the VPS for DNS for domains hosted by the server.

    I'm planning to set up one own nameserver with the VPS and when use BuddyNS for the secondary name server.

    My questions are?

    A)
    For this use I should only install the DNS role without AD -  right?

    B)
    I want the server to be named subd.mydomain.com - and the nameserver to be ns1.subd.mydomain.com - Is it correct that I can only give the server a short name (without .) when not using the AD? 

    C)
    To do it correct I should make the following:

    A forward lookup zone for subd.mydomain.com

    An A record for subd.mydomain.com 
    A NS record for ns1.subd.mydomain.com 
    SOA record subd.mydomain.com 

    Is this correct?

    D)
    How about reverse DNS - should i set it up for subd.mydomain.com (to be correct?).

    Any good resources for  newbie in setting up a server?

    Saturday, October 19, 2013 5:34 PM

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