Setup a Windows DNS Server - Install, Configure & Overview

Learn about DNS and Build your own DNS Server!
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (60 ratings)
3,775 students
52min of on-demand video
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What DNS is, and the importance of DNS
Different DNS record types (ie A name, CNAME, etc)
How to build and configure DNS on a Windows Server
Create DNS records


  • Basic understanding of Windows based networks
  • Basic network knowledge
  • A desire to learn about DNS!!


Understanding DNS is one of those essential skills that all IT System Administrators and Techs need to have!

DNS is cross platform, running across all OS environments.

This course focusses on demonstrating the functionality within a Windows Server environment and the steps to create your own DNS Server.

My name is Emilio and I am IT professional and leader, and for years have been helping people learn and better administer their IT Infrastructure and environments!


Once you have completed this class you'll -

  • Understand what DNS is, and the importance of DNS

  • Understand the different DNS record types (ie A name, CNAME, etc)

  • Learn how to configure DNS on a Windows Server

  • Create your own DNS records

Why is understanding DNS important?

Understanding DNS is an essential skill that all IT Techs and Professionals need to have.

Without DNS computers on a network will have difficulty communicating with other computers on the network.

DNS is one of the core technologies aiding in the translation of a computer name (MyComputer022) to a relevant IP address (, across a computer network.

The DNS manager, residing on a Windows Server, is a common tool used by administrators in thousands of businesses around the world.

What you'll need to get started?

  • You don't need to be an expert! A basic understanding of IT terminologies and technologies will be great.

  • To test this yourself, an environment that is setup and configured within a Windows Domain will help. This could even be your own home demo learning environment.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!

Who this course is for:

  • System Administrators
  • Support Analysts
  • IT Techs
  • Desktop Technicians


...all things tech
Emilio Aguero
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 5,699 Reviews
  • 44,705 Students
  • 34 Courses

Emilio is an accomplished professional and leader with over 20 years of with experience in IT professional services, digital transformation, infrastructure and operations management. Emilio loves helping people learn and achieve their goals, providing them the skills and expertise to make their professional careers better and more rewarding.

Areas of Expertise include -

- Win Server, macOS + integration

- Storage Architecture

- Virtualisation, VMware

- Cybersecurity Hardening

- IT Governance

- DR and Backup Design

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