The Host record for the local computer cannot be found in the DNS database


Applies to: Exchange Server

Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-09

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Setup can’t continue because the Host (A) record for this computer can’t be found in the Domain Name System (DNS) database.

Exchange 2013 Setup requires that the local computer have a valid HOST (A) record registered with the authoritative DNS database for the domain.

Exchange depends on DNS Host (A) records for the IP Address of its next internal or external destination server.

To resolve this issue:

For information about DNS name resolution, troubleshooting, and Host (A) records, see the following:

Having problems? Ask for help in the Exchange forums. Visit the forums at Exchange Server, Exchange Online, or Exchange Online Protection.

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