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Setting Up Secure DNS Network

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Configure Static IP Address

To configure a static IP address on a computer running Windows Server 2008

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, verify that Classic View is selected, and then double-click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. In Network and Sharing Center, in Tasks, click Manage Network Connections.

  1. In Network Connections, right-click the network connection that you want to configure, and then click Properties.
  2. In Local Area Connection Properties, in This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties. The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog box opens.

  1. In Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties, on the General tab, click Use the following IP address. In IP address, type the IP address that you want to use.
  2. Press tab to place the cursor in Subnet mask. A default value for subnet mask is entered automatically. Either accept the default subnet mask, or type the subnet mask that you want to use.
  3. In Default gateway, type the IP address of your default gateway.
  4. In Preferred DNS server, type the IP address of your DNS server. If you plan to use the local computer as the preferred DNS server, type the IP address of the local computer.
  5. In Alternate DNS Server, type the IP address of your alternate DNS server, if any. If you plan to use the local computer as an alternate DNS server, type the IP address of the local computer.

  1. Click OK, and then click Close.

Installing a DNS Server

To install a DNS Server for Windows Server 2008

  1. Open Server Manager. To open Server Manager, click Start, and then click Server Manager.
  2. In the results pane, under Roles Summary, click Add roles.

  1. In the Add Roles Wizard, if the Before You Begin page appears, click Next.
  2. In the Roles list, click DNS Server, and then click Next.

  1. Read the information on the DNS Server page, and then click Next.
  2. On the Confirm Installation Options page, verify that the DNS Server role will be installed, and then click Install.


about the author

More about Chris Sobeck:
A founding member of Security Mecca that believes that the best way we can support America's network infrastructure is to generate awareness. Striving to be a future IT Manager for a Fortune 500 corporation, Chris is now studying at Western Michigan University. Chris' specific areas of expertise is IT Consulting and Web Design.

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