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Add a server to the DNS console

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To add a server to the DNS console

  1. Open DNS.

  2. On the Action menu, click Connect To DNS Server.

  3. In Connect to DNS Server, click either:

    • This computer, if the server you want to connect to and manage is located on the same computer you are using to manage it.

    • The following computer, if the server you want to connect to and manage is located on a remote computer.

    If you choose to connect to a remote server, specify either its DNS computer name or its IP address.

  4. Select the Connect to the specified computer now check box, and then click OK.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open DNS, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DNS.

  • The DNS console is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) administrative tool for managing DNS servers running Windows Server 2003 operating systems only. For more information, see Related Topics.

  • If you use the Windows Server 2003 DNS console to administer a Windows 2000 DNS server, any new features will not be available when viewing the Windows 2000 DNS server.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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