How to install DNS on Windows Server 2012 ?

DNSDomain Name System (DNS) is one of the fundamentals of every network specially on the Internet. It translates computers and domain names into IP addresses and vice versa.

First of all, know the changes of DNS in Windows Server 2012 on TechNet page by the name of “What’s New in DNS”, and if you have not installed it during the Active Directory installation, follow me to install it on Windows Server 2012.

GUI method:

  1. Open Server Manager, on Dashboard, click Add roles and features
  2. On Before you begin window, click Next
  3. On Installation Type window, select Role-based or featured-based installation, and click Next
  4. On Server Selection window, check Select a server from a server pool, select the desired server and click Next
  5. On Server Roles page, select DNS Server, confirm Add Features, and click Next twice
  6. On DNS Server window, click Next
  7. On Confirmation window, click Install
  8. On Results page, ensure that DNS installed successfully without any errors, then click Close to finish the wizard

PowerShell method:

  1. Open PowerShell and run this command:

Install-WindowsFeature DNS –IncludeManagementTools

In future posts, I’ll explain how to manage DNS.

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