Windows Server 2022

Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

This Windows Server 2022 Tutorial covers how to Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022. Domain Name System is a name resolution service that provides a naming system for computers, services, and other resources in the network. The DNS Server resolves computer names or other hostnames to IP addresses and IP addresses to computer names or other hostnames. A DNS zone is the specific portion of a DNS namespace hosted on a DNS server and it contains resource records. Alias (CNAME) record used to resolve a name to another name and it exists in the forward lookup zone. A Canonical Name or CNAME record is a type of DNS record that maps an alias name to a true or canonical name. Using a CNAME record points more than one name to a single host.

Note: In this Tutorial Active Directory-Integrated DNS is used, DNS servers running on domain controllers can store their zones in Active Directory Domain Services.

    Prerequisite Required

    Demo environment

    • Computer Name: server1.test.com
    • Operating System: Windows Server 2022 Datacenter
    • IP Address: 192.168.0.2

    1. Open the Server Manager dashboard click Tools and select DNS.

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

    2. Right Click on Forward lookup zone name and New Alias (CNAME).

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

    3. Enter the Alias name and click Browse.

    Alias Name: abcd

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

    4. Select DNS Server (SERVER1).

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

    5. Select Forward Lookup Zone.

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

    6. Select Forward Lookup Zone Name (test.com).

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

    7. Select A Record.

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

    8. Click OK.

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022

    9. DNS CNAME Record has been created, Verify the CNAME Record.

    Create DNS CNAME Record on Windows Server 2022