What's the benefit of creating Forward Lookup Zones?


  • Once I install the DNS Server (using Windows Server 2008 R2).

    Do I need to create a new Forward Zone? Why?

    Believe you can do it, and you will!!

    Monday, May 05, 2014 6:09 PM


  • Hi Ralph,

    Yes you do, otherwise you will not be able to query hostname to ip address, for instance say you have dev machine, the hostname is devmachine, if you try to rdp, ping...etc you will not be able to do so, it will throw an error, hostname not found


    • Edited by brascon Monday, May 05, 2014 6:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by RalphDev Monday, May 05, 2014 6:53 PM
    Monday, May 05, 2014 6:33 PM