Windows Server 2012 Primary Zones - Windows Server 2012

What are primary zones?

Primary Zones are created to manage DNS. These are created by default as there are no zones in order to manage the records.
Step 1 − To manage DNS, go to Server Manager → Tools → DNS → Right click on “Forward Lookup Zone” → New Zone.
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Step 2 − Now choose “Primary Zone” and then click Next.
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Step 3 − Let’s enter the name of the primary Zone for which you want to manage the records.
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Step 4 − Select “Create a new file with this filename” option.
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Step 5 – To update the record of this zone manually, you have to select “Do not allow dynamic Updates”, as shown in the following screenshot.
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Step 6 − Click the Finish button.
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