How to Specify Other DNS Server as Authoritative For a Zone


In this article you will learn about how to specify another DNS Server as Authoritative for a Zone.

Before going through this article ensure that DNS is installed on your system otherwise you will not be able to change the Zone Type, in fact in that case Zone will also be not available to you.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu.

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Now in the Administrative Tools many options will be available and one of them will be named DNS, double-click on this option to open it.

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Step 2

Now the DNS Manager Wizard will be opened, here on the left hand side the DNS Server will be available.

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Expand the server name under the DNS.

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Step 3

Under the Server Name two Zones will be available, one will be Forward Lookup Zone and the second will be Backward Lookup Zone. Expand the Zone on which you want to work.

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Now you will see that a few Zones are available under this Forward Lookup Zone (these will be only be available if you had added them previously), expand these Zones too.

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Step 4

Now right-click on the Zone and click on it's Properties.

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Now the property Window for this Zone will be opened, here first the General Tab will be opened by default.

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Step 5

In the Tab Section you will see that an option is available named "Named Server", click on this tab. Now on this page click on "Add Tab" to add another DNS Server.

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Now provide the IP Address of the DNS Server that you want to add and then click on the "OK" button.

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