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Install the DNS Server service

Updated: March 2, 2005

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

Assign a static IP address, rather than a dynamically-assigned IP address, to any computer that acts as a DNS server. To perform this procedure, your DNS infrastructure must already exist, function properly, and be configured to use Active Directory-integrated zones. This procedure describes the steps to add an additional DNS server into the DNS infrastructure.

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of either the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group.

To install the DNS server service

  1. Ensure that the computer is using a static IP address by right-clicking My Network Places and then clicking Properties.

  2. In the Network Connections dialog box, right-click the connection that represents the connection this computer uses to attach to your network. The default label is Local Area Connection, but this can be changed, so it might not be labeled the same on your computer. Click Properties.

  3. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click once on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to highlight it (be sure that you do not clear the check box in front of it), and then click Properties.

  4. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, ensure that Use the following IP address: is selected and that a valid IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway appear. Click OK to close the dialog box. Click OK again to return to your desktop.

  5. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.

  6. Scroll down to Networking Services. Highlight it and click Details.

  7. In the Networking Services dialog box, select the check box in front of Domain Name System (DNS). Click OK.

  8. Click Next. Provide the location of the installation files, if necessary. After the installation is complete, click Finish to end the wizard, and then click Close to exit Add or Remove Programs.

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