How to install DNS Server in Windows Server 2012

This Post will explain step by step how to install DNS Server on Windows server 2012 R2. These Steps are Similar for Windows Server 2008, Windows 2012 and Windows Server 2016

To Install DNS Server in Windows Server 2012, we have to add DNS role first, To do this we need to open “Server Manager” it can open using the shortcut on the task bar or from Start > Server Manager

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In Server Manager window click on the option “Add roles and features”

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Then it loads “Add Role Wizard”, Click on next to continue

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In the next window select “Role-based or feature-based installation” default selection and click on next

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In the next window, we have to select in which server we have to install this role. in this case, it will be local. so keep the default selection and click on next.

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In the next option select the “DNS Server” and click on next

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Then it will prompt a window to inform about the additional features that DNS role required. Click on “Add features” to continue.

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In the next window it gives the option to select any additional feature, click on next to continue

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After that, it will give brief information about the DNS role, click on next button to continue

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In the next window, it will give information about the selected features and click on “Install” to begin the installation

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Then it will start the installation and we have to wait till it completes

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When Installation is completed click on close.

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If you want to use the command line to configure your DNS, use the dnscmd command.

Within the Server Manager, to configure the DNS Server, click the Tools menu and select DNS. This brings up the DNS Manager window.

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It will Open DNS Manager

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We have to install DNS Server in Windows Server 2012 in the next post will configure the DNS Server.

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