Create an Alias (CNAME) Record in DNS for WEB1


Applies To: Windows Server 2012

You can use this procedure to add a CNAME resource record for your Web server to a zone in DNS on your domain controller. When you perform this procedure, replace Alias name and other variables with values that are appropriate for your deployment.

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of Domain Admins.

To add an alias (CNAME) resource record to a zone

  1. On DC1, in Server Manager, click Tools and then click DNS. The DNS Manager Microsoft Management Console (MMC) opens.

  2. In the console tree, double-click Forward Lookup Zones, right-click the forward lookup zone where you want to add the Alias resource record, and then click New Alias (CNAME). The New Resource Record dialog box opens.

  3. In Alias name, type the alias name pki.

  4. When you typed the Alias name, the Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) auto-fills in the dialog box. For example, if your alias name is “pki” and your domain is, the value is auto-filled for you.

  5. In Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for target host, type the FQDN of the DNS host computer for which this alias is to be used.


    As an option, you can click Browse to search the DNS namespace for hosts in this domain that have host (A) resource records already defined.

  6. Click OK to add the new record to the zone.