Windows Server 2012 - Manage Records

As you know, in DNS you can add records according to your need and in Windows server 2012 as well. This doesn’t change too much from its earlier version of Windows Server 2008.

To add or manage records, we have to follow the steps given below −

Step 1 − Server Manager → DNS → Right click on the server that has a DNS record, which in our case is local.


Step 2 − Go to “Forward Lookup Zone”.

Forward Lookup Zone

Step 3 − Right Click on the empty Field → New Host (A or AAAA) …

New Host

Step 4 − Name field and the subdomain name or case is WWW. → IP address we put is So, when we will type-in our browser, it will redirect us to

Add Host

Step 5 − To add a Mail Server Record, we add an MX record and then Right click → New Mail Exchanger as shown in the screenshot given below.

New Mail Exchanger

Step 6 − At “Fully qualifies domain name(FQDN) of mail server”, you enter the name of mail server → then in the “Mail server priority”, you enter a number. The smaller the number, the higher the priority.