However, the Windows Server engineering team added some worthwhile enhancements, including DNS policies and Response Rate Limiting (RRL).
For instance, to restart the local DNS server we can run: Restart-Service -Name DNS -Force Although you can configure a DNS server to do nothing but fulfill name resolution requests and cache the results, the primary work of a Windows DNS server is to host one or more lookup zones.
Let's create a simple forward (that is, hostname-to-IP address) lookup zone for a domain called toms.local. Accept the default, which is to disallow dynamic updates.
Options are primary, secondary, stub, and Active Directory-integrated.
Let's choose primary here, and deselect the AD integration option (the AD integraded option is available only on AD DS domain controllers, by the way) Zone name.
Domain Name System (DNS), defined in several Request for Comments (RFC) documents, performs a single task: translating user-friendly hostnames to IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.