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DNS server in a workgroup RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have some troubles about the right DNS configuration for a Windows Server 2019 server member of a workgroup.
    Imagine a server whose host name is “myserver”.
    After installing the DNS server role I can create a new forward lookup zone whose name is, let’s say, “myzone.local”.
    The new zone have 2 records, a NS record and a SOA, both pointing to “myserver.”
    Should I manually change the hostname of my DNS server, create an A record for the DNS server itself (myserver.myzone.local) and edit both the NS and SOA records, or is there a smarter procedure?
    Regards
    marius
    Sunday, June 28, 2020 5:29 PM

Answers

  • My answer:
    Hi,

    In regard to your issue of ‘DNS server in a workgroup’, here’re my suggestions:
    1. When you create a new zone, you must add a A RR record manually in DNS server.


    2. For NS and SOA record, in order to let DNS service to work properly, we could configure with a Primary DNS suffix (meaning that DNS is hosting the zone).it must be configured with a Primary DNS Suffix (meaning that DNS is hosting the zone).
    Please follow the steps of: Control panel> system properties> computer name change> DNS suffix and NetBIOS computer name


    You can use command ‘ipconfig /all’ to see the Primary DNS suffix list. Once configured, the SOA and NS RR will automatically change.
    If not, you can mannually change the RR.

    For more details, you can refer to the following link:

    DNS Dynamic Updates in a Workgroup
    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope my answer will help you, thanks!

     

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    • Edited by Gloria Gu Monday, June 29, 2020 9:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Marius - Roma Monday, June 29, 2020 10:37 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2020 9:40 AM

All replies

  • My answer:
    Hi,

    In regard to your issue of ‘DNS server in a workgroup’, here’re my suggestions:
    1. When you create a new zone, you must add a A RR record manually in DNS server.


    2. For NS and SOA record, in order to let DNS service to work properly, we could configure with a Primary DNS suffix (meaning that DNS is hosting the zone).it must be configured with a Primary DNS Suffix (meaning that DNS is hosting the zone).
    Please follow the steps of: Control panel> system properties> computer name change> DNS suffix and NetBIOS computer name


    You can use command ‘ipconfig /all’ to see the Primary DNS suffix list. Once configured, the SOA and NS RR will automatically change.
    If not, you can mannually change the RR.

    For more details, you can refer to the following link:

    DNS Dynamic Updates in a Workgroup
    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope my answer will help you, thanks!

     

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    • Edited by Gloria Gu Monday, June 29, 2020 9:41 AM
    • Marked as answer by Marius - Roma Monday, June 29, 2020 10:37 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2020 9:40 AM
  • Many thanks

    marius

    Monday, June 29, 2020 10:37 AM
  • You're welcome!

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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:35 AM