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Add a host (A) record to perimeter DNS for an ADFS-enabled Web server

Updated: December 15, 2006

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

For clients on the Internet to successfully access a federated application that is hosted on an Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)-enabled Web server, an address (A) resource record must first be created in the perimeter DNS that resolves the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) name of the Web server or server cluster to the IP address of the Web server or server cluster.

For more information about how to configure a cluster IP address or a cluster FQDN using Microsoft Network Load Balancing (NLB) technology, see Specifying the Cluster Parameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=74651).

To add a host (A) record to perimeter DNS for an ADFS-enabled Web server

  1. On a DNS server for the perimeter network, open the DNS snap-in.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the applicable forward lookup zone, and then click New Host (A).

  3. In Name, type only the computer name of the Web server. For example, type ws for the FQDN ws.treyresearch.net.

  4. In IP address, type the IP address for the new Web server, for example,

  5. Click Add Host.

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