How Do I View DNS Records in Windows Server 2012?
If you are managing a Windows Server 2012 and need to view DNS records, you’ve come to the right place. In this tutorial, we will walk through the steps to access and view DNS records on your Windows Server 2012.
Step 1: Launching DNS Manager
To begin, open the Server Manager on your Windows Server 2012. You can do this by clicking on the Start button and typing “Server Manager” in the search bar. Once it appears in the results, click on it to launch.
Step 2: Navigating to DNS Manager
After launching the Server Manager, you will see a dashboard with various options. Look for “DNS” under the “Tools” menu located on the left-hand side of the window. Click on it to open the DNS Manager.
Step 3: Accessing DNS Records
- In the DNS Manager, expand your server’s name by clicking on the small arrow next to it.
- Navigate to “Forward Lookup Zones”.
- Select the zone for which you want to view DNS records.
- You will now see a list of various record types associated with that zone.
Step 4: Viewing Specific Record Types
If you want to specifically view a certain type of DNS record, follow these steps:
- A, AAAA, and CNAME Records: Expand the zone and click on “Hosts”. This will display a list of all A, AAAA, and CNAME records associated with that zone.
- MX Records: Expand the zone and click on “MX”. This will display the MX records for that zone.
- TXT Records: Expand the zone and click on “TXT”.
This will show you all the TXT records for that zone.
- NS Records: Expand the zone and click on “NS”. This will display the NS records for that zone.
- SRV Records: Expand the zone and click on “SRV”. This will show you all the SRV records for that zone.
Step 5: Additional Record Types
In addition to the above record types, you may also find other record types such as PTR (Reverse Lookup), SOA (Start of Authority), and more. These can be viewed by expanding the respective zones and selecting the appropriate record type.
Congratulations! You have now learned how to view DNS records in Windows Server 2012. By utilizing these steps, you can easily access and manage your DNS records for efficient server management.
We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team. Happy server managing!