Step 18 - Create CNAME Record

Updated: March 19, 2013

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

This step explains how to create a CNAME record in DNS.

CNAME Record Creation

  1. Log on to as fabrikam\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, and click On the right, right-click a blank portion of the screen 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: enter Click OK.

  6. Close DNS Manager.

CNAME Record Creation

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