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Is there an easy and quick way I can create a new subdomain on a windows based domain controller. My primary domain controller is also my primary DNS server on my network.

I want to create a subdomain and have its ip directed to that of my IIS server.

Thanks in advance...

Sorry if my terminology is somewhat lacking...

My domain is

What I want to do is create and have it route to for example..... where on 1.3 I will have an IIS server presetup.

Please feel free to leave comments to correct my terminology if required....

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If you're talking about a DNS domain (and not a new AD domain), then is as simple as going to your DNS server's management console and defining a new zone; if you make it AD-integrated, it will automatically get replicated to all of your DC/DNS servers.

So, if your main domain is domain.local, just go to DNS, create a new zone called subdomain.domain.local and then define any record you want inside it, such as www.subdomain.domain.local.

If you also want subdomain.domain.local to point to a given IP address, the solution is creating a blank A record in the new zone.


Looks like you don't want a subdomain, but only a hostname inside the domain you already have.

It's even simpler then: go to your DNS server's management console and create an A record, give it the name you like and assign it the IP address you want it to point to.

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Thank you very much.... sounds like you understand what I need to do, could you please explain where I need to click to get there? – JL. Dec 22 '09 at 11:36
Which version of Windows Server is your DC running? – Massimo Dec 22 '09 at 11:41
I created a host entry, was very easy - clicked DNS in administrative tools... from there was self explanatory (Windows Server 2008) – JL. Dec 22 '09 at 11:42

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