Checklist: Installing a DNS server

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Checklist: Installing a DNS server

Step Reference

If you are new to working with Domain Name System (DNS), first learn the basic DNS concepts and then examine how to use DNS-related tools to deploy and maintain the client and server features of DNS.

DNS Overview

Learn in more detail about how DNS works and understand more about DNS-related features.

Understanding DNS; Deploying DNS; Administering DNS

Before installing a DNS server, determine if the server is now a domain controller or whether it will be promoted to one later.

Server planning for DNS; Interoperability issues

Install the first DNS server on your network.

If you want to install Active Directory, the Active Directory Installation Wizard will automatically prompt you to install a DNS server. Otherwise, you can install the DNS Server service as a Windows component.

Install a DNS server

Select the checklist that best describes your deployment needs and follow it to complete your DNS installation.

Checklist: Configuring a DNS server; Checklist: Deploying DNS; Checklist: Deploying DNS for Active Directory