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= Introduction =
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The following describes how to configure Windows clients to use DNS servers. If you provide DNS server addresses via DHCP to your clients, configure your DHCP server to ship the address/es of your DNS server/s instead. For static configuration on the different Windows versions, continue reading.
 
  
  
  
  
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= Introduction =
  
= Windows 8 / 8.1 =
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In an Active Directory (AD), DNS is an necessary component to locate domain controllers (DC) and services, such as Kerberos and LDAP. This documentation describes how to set the DNS server setting manually on a Windows operating system. If your configure client IP and DNS settings using a DHCP service, please consult your DHCP server's documentation for how to deploy the setting.
 
 
* Press [Win]+[W] and search for „Network and Sharing Center“ in Settings and open the app.
 
 
 
: [[Image:Win8_Network_App.png]]
 
 
 
* Click „Change adapter settings“.
 
 
 
* Right-click to your network adapter and choose „Properties“.
 
 
 
: [[Image:Win8_Network_and_Sharing_Center.png]]
 
 
 
* Click to your Internet Protocol (IPv4/IPv6) and click the „Properties“ button.
 
 
 
* Enter the IP address/es of your DNS server/s.
 
 
 
: [[Image:Win8_DNS_Server_Addresses.png]]
 
 
 
* Save the settings by clicking „OK“.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
= Windows 7 =
 
  
* Click to „Start“ and search for „Network and Sharing Center“.
 
  
: [[Image:Win7_Network_and_Sharing_Center.png]]
 
  
* Click „Change adapter settings“.
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= Configuring the DNS Server Settings =
  
* Right-click to your network adapter and choose „Properties“.
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You can run the following steps on any Windows operating system that is actively maintained by Microsoft:
  
* Click to your Internet Protocol (IPv4/IPv6) and click the „Properties“ button.
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* Click <code>Start</code>, enter <code>Network and Sharing Center</code> into the search field, and start the application.
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: If you are running Windows 8.1, enter the string on the Metro screen to search.
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: [[Image:Search_Network_and_Sharing_Center.png]]
  
* Enter the IP address/es of your DNS server/s.
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* Click <code>Change adapter settings</code>.
  
: [[Image:Win7_DNS_Server_Addresses.png]]
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* Right-click to the network adapter connected the network running the Active Directory (AD) and select <code>Properties</code>.
  
* Save the settings by clicking „OK“.
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:* If your DNS server runs the IPv4 protocol: select <code>Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)</code>
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::* Select <code>Use the following DNS server addresses</code>
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::* Enter the IP address of the DNS server in the <code>Preferred DNS server</code> field. Optionally, specify a second DNS server in the <code>Alternate DNS server</code> field for failover reasons.
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::: Note that all DNS servers must be able to resolve the AD DNS zones.
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::: [[Image:Set_DNS_Server_Addresses.png]]
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::* Click <code>OK</code>
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:* If your DNS server runs the IPv6 protocol: select <code>Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)</code>
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::* Select <code>Use the following DNS server addresses</code>
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::* Enter the IP address of a DNS server in the <code>Preferred DNS server</code> field. Optionally, specify a second DNS server in the <code>Alternate DNS server</code> field.
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::: Note that all DNS servers must be able to resolve the AD DNS zones.
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::* Click <code>OK</code>.
  
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* Click <code>OK</code> to save the changes.
  
  
  
  
= Windows XP =
 
  
* Right-click to „My Network Places“ and choose „Properties“.
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= Testing DNS Resolution =
  
* Right-click to your network connection and choose „Properties“.
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To verify that your DNS configuration is working, see [[Testing_the_DNS_Name_Resolution|Testing the DNS Name Resolution]].
  
: [[Image:WinXP_My_Network_Places.png]]
 
  
* Click to your Internet Protocol and click the „Properties“ button.
 
  
* Enter the IP address/es of your DNS server/s.
 
  
: [[Image:WinXP_DNS_Server_Addresses.png]]
 
  
* Save the settings by clicking „OK“.
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[[Category:Active Directory]]
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[[Category:Domain Members]]

Latest revision as of 21:01, 26 February 2017



Introduction

In an Active Directory (AD), DNS is an necessary component to locate domain controllers (DC) and services, such as Kerberos and LDAP. This documentation describes how to set the DNS server setting manually on a Windows operating system. If your configure client IP and DNS settings using a DHCP service, please consult your DHCP server's documentation for how to deploy the setting.



Configuring the DNS Server Settings

You can run the following steps on any Windows operating system that is actively maintained by Microsoft:

  • Click Start, enter Network and Sharing Center into the search field, and start the application.
If you are running Windows 8.1, enter the string on the Metro screen to search.
Search Network and Sharing Center.png
  • Click Change adapter settings.
  • Right-click to the network adapter connected the network running the Active Directory (AD) and select Properties.
  • If your DNS server runs the IPv4 protocol: select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  • Select Use the following DNS server addresses
  • Enter the IP address of the DNS server in the Preferred DNS server field. Optionally, specify a second DNS server in the Alternate DNS server field for failover reasons.
Note that all DNS servers must be able to resolve the AD DNS zones.
Set DNS Server Addresses.png
  • Click OK
  • If your DNS server runs the IPv6 protocol: select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
  • Select Use the following DNS server addresses
  • Enter the IP address of a DNS server in the Preferred DNS server field. Optionally, specify a second DNS server in the Alternate DNS server field.
Note that all DNS servers must be able to resolve the AD DNS zones.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK to save the changes.



Testing DNS Resolution

To verify that your DNS configuration is working, see Testing the DNS Name Resolution.