How To Setup IP Reverse DNS Record in Windows Server 2008/2003?

1. Install Microsoft Windows DNS Service

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Click Add and Remove Windows Components.
  4. The Windows Components Wizard starts. Click Next.
  5. Click Networking Services, and then click Details.
  6. Click to select the Domain Name System (DNS) check box, and then click OK.
  7. Click OK to start server Setup. The DNS server and tool files are copied to your computer.
  8. Continue to the next step to configure the DNS server.

2. Deletgate Reverse Lookup Zone

Your upstream provider need to delegate the reverse DNS lookup zone to your DNS servers. Creating delegated subnetted reverse lookup zones is not a trivial task. This article discusses how to configure delegated subnetted reverse lookup zones for a Microsoft Windows DNS server. How to configure a subnetted reverse lookup zone on Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003

Create Reverse DNS Record in Your DNS Servers

a. Login to your DNS server and start DNS control panel at Start > Programs > Administrative Tools - DNS

HowToRDNS Step 1

2. Expand Reverse Lookup Zones and click the IP segment that your will setup

HowToRDNS Step 2

If you can't find the IP segment, You should create a new zone for the IP segment.

3. Create New PTR, You can Right Click IP segment -> New Pointer(PTR)...

HowToRDNS Step 3

3. Set the correct parameters for PTR

HowToRDNS Step 4

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