Windows Server 2022

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

This Windows Server 2022 Tutorial covers how to create DNS (Domain Name System) Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR 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.  The reverse lookup zones are used only for resolving an IP address to a name.

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.

Resource records in reverse lookup zones

  • Pointer (PTR): PTR record used to resolve an IP address to a name.
  • Start of authority (SOA): Start of authority Contains configuration information for the zone, including the name of the primary DNS server and how often secondary servers should be synchronized. There’s one SOA record per zone.
  • Name server (NS): NS Identifies a DNS server for the domain. There’s one NS record for each DNS server that has a copy of the zone.

Table of Contents

  • Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone
  • Create DNS PTR Record

Demo environment

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

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone

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

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

2. Right-click on the Reverse lookup zone and click New Zone.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

3. To continue, click Next.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

4. In Zone type selection, select the Primary zone and click Next.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

5. Configure Active Directory Zone Replication Scope and click Next.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

6. Select the IPv4 Reverse Lookup Zone and click Next.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

7. Configure the Network ID and click Next.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

8. Configure Dynamic Update and click Next.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

9. To close the wizard and create the new zone, click Finish.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

10. The DNS Reverse Lookup Zone created.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

Create DNS PTR Record

In this case, the DNS A Record has already been created.

1. Open DNS Manager, Right-click on the Reverse Lookup Zone name, and click New Pointer (PTR).

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

2. Enter the Host IP Address and click Browse.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

3. Select DNS Server (SERVER1).

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

4. Select Forward Lookup Zone.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

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

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

6. Select A Record and click OK.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

7. Click OK.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

8. DNS PTR Record has been created. Verify the DNS PTR Record.

Create DNS Reverse Lookup Zone and PTR Record on Windows Server 2022

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