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Configure a DNS Reverse Lookup Zone

Updated: November 22, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to configure a reverse lookup zone in Domain Name System (DNS).

Membership in Domain Admins is the minimum required to perform this procedure.

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS. The DNS Manager opens.

  2. In DNS Manager, if it is not already expanded, double-click the server name to expand the tree. For example, if the DNS server name is AD-DNS-01, double-click AD-DNS-01.

  3. Select Reverse Lookup Zones, right-click Reverse Lookup Zones, and then click New Zone. The New Zone Wizard opens.

  4. In Welcome to the New Zone Wizard, click Next.

  5. In Zone Type, select one of the following:

    • Primary zone

    • Secondary zone

    • Stub zone

  6. If your DNS server is a writeable domain controller, select Store the zone in Active Directory.

  7. Click Next.

  8. In Active Directory Zone Replication Scope, select one of the following:

    • To all DNS servers in this forest

    • To all DNS servers in this domain

    • To all domain controllers in this domain

    • To all domain controllers specified in the scope of this directory partition

  9. Click Next.

  10. In the first Reverse Lookup Zone Name page, select one of the following:

    • IPv4 Reverse Lookup Zone

    • IPv6 Reverse Lookup Zone

  11. Click Next.

  12. In the second Reverse Lookup Zone Name page, do one of the following:

    • In Network ID, type the network ID of your IP address range. For example, if your IP address range is 192.168.0.1, type 192.168.0.

    • In Reverse lookup zone name, type the name of your IPv4 reverse lookup zone.

  13. Click Next.

  14. In Dynamic Update, select the type of dynamic updates that you want to allow. Click Next.

  15. In Completing the New Zone Wizard, review your choices, and then click Finish.

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