DNS console

DNS Console is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) in Microsoft Windows Server that enables administrators to manage Windows Servers running as DNS servers.

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What is DNS Console?

A snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) in Microsoft Windows 2000 that enables administrators to manage Windows 2000 Servers running as DNS servers. You can use the DNS console to:

  • Create and maintain the DNS database of host name to IP address mappings
  • Create and manage zones of authority
  • Create start of authority (SOA), name server (NS), address (A), CNAME, and other resource records in the DNS database
  • View DNS server statistics
  • Control how zones are stored and replicated between DNS servers
  • Configure how DNS servers will process DNS queries and handle dynamic updates
  • Configure security for specific zones and resource records

    Graphic D-33. DNS console.

TIP

Windows 2000 Server includes a new command-line utility, dnscmd, which can be used for managing certain aspects of DNS servers. This utility can be run from the command prompt or scripted into batch files to automate certain aspects of DNS administration. To use this command you must install the Windows 2000 Support Tools from the \Support\Tools folder on the Windows 2000 product CD. Type dnscmd /? to see the syntax for this command.