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DNS on Windows Server 2003, 3rd Edition by Robbie Allen, Matt Larson, Cricket Liu

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Creating a New Zone

Now it's time to create the movie.edu zone. Select the name server on the left where you want to create the zone. (There's only one server now, terminator, but the DNS console could know about multiple servers.) Choose Action New Zone. You'll see the New Zone Wizard, as in Figure 4-11.

New Zone Wizard, first window

Figure 4-11. New Zone Wizard, first window

To continue, click Next. In the next window (see Figure 4-12), you have three choices for the type of zone: Primary zone, Secondary zone, and Stub zone. For now, choose Primary zone and click Next. Notice that the option to store this zone's data in Active Directory is greyed out. Microsoft calls this feature Active Directory integration and we'll talk about it more in Chapter 8.

New Zone Wizard, second window

Figure 4-12. New Zone Wizard, second window

Now you need to choose whether this is a forward- or reverse-mapping zone, as shown in Figure 4-13. movie.edu is, of course, a forward-mapping zone, so make that selection and click Next.

New Zone Wizard, third window

Figure 4-13. New Zone Wizard, third window

Getting tired of all these windows yet? In the next one, shown in Figure 4-14, type the domain name of the zone, which is movie.edu. Click Next.

Figure 4-14. New Zone Wizard, fourth window

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