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Step 1 - Create CNAME Records

Updated: March 19, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This step explains how to create the CNAME records in DNS.

  1. Log on to DC.fabrikam.com as Administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS. This will bring up the DNS Manager.

  3. From the DNS Manager, on the left, expand DC, expand Forward Lookup Zone, right-click fabrikam.com and select New Alias (CNAME) from the menu. This will bring up the New Resource Record dialog box.

    Create CNAME Record
  4. On the New Resource Record box, under Alias name (uses parent domain if left blank): enter RMS.

  5. On the New Resource Record box, under Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for target host:, click Browse, double-click DC, double-click Forward Lookup Zones, double-click fabrikam.com and select the ADRMS Host record. Click OK.

    RMS CNAME Record summary
  6. Click OK.

  7. Close DNS Manager.

  1. Log on to DC.fabrikam.com as Administrator.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS. This will bring up the DNS Manager.

  3. From the DNS Manager, on the left, expand DC, expand Forward Lookup Zone, right-click fabrikam.com and select New Alias (CNAME) from the menu. This will bring up the New Resource Record dialog box.

  4. On the New Resource Record box, under Alias name (uses parent domain if left blank): enter RMS-SQL.

  5. On the New Resource Record box, under Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for target host:, click Browse, double-click DC, double-click Forward Lookup Zones, double-click fabrikam.com and select the SQL1 Host record. Click OK.

    RMS-SQL CNAME Record Summary
  6. Click OK.

  7. Close DNS Manager.

DNS Summary

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