N/APosted on - 06/05/2012
When I tried to install DNS through the normal installation wizard I got a message to configure DNS manually. Help me in this regard, please.
Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard
An error occurred while the wizard was installing DNS. You will
have to configure DNS for this domain manually.
Failure to install DNS through wizard
I will just explain in detail one of the links above on how to properly configure the Domain Name Server [DNS] on a Windows Server 2008.
First, login to your Windows Server 2008 then click Start then Server Manager. In the Server Manager console, click Roles on the left panel.
Click Add Role then hit Next.
The Server Roles window will appear. From the listed Roles, check DNS Server then click Next.
The DNS Server overview page will display next. Read the information on the page then click Next when done.
You will then see the Confirmation page. Click on the Install button to begin the DNS Server installation.
You will get the Installation Progress window after starting the installation.
When the installation is finished, you will see the Installation Results window informing you that the installation is complete. Just click on the Close button to close the window.
Domain Name Server is a very important and mandatory element required for proper functioning and in order to install the active directory on your windows dedicated server 2008. It is extremely vital that you must have a healthy DNS running on your network, before you put your hands into the Active Directory.