Create PTR Records Server 2022
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How to Create PTR Records Server 2022

Let’s have a look at how to create PTR Record in DNS Manager Server 2022. Let’s see how to add a PTR record manually. This is only required if a system is not configured to dynamically update. This might be the case for systems with static IP addresses like servers.

Create PTR Records Server 2022

Open server manager 2022, Choose Tools and then click on the DNS option.

Server manager tools

After configuring the DNS Manager and selecting the zone name under Reverse Lookup Zones. Make sure the zone name suits the IP subnet of the record that you wish to add. In this example, the IP subnet is therefore the suitable zone name is
Right click on the created one reverse look up zone and then select New Pointer (PTR).

DNS manager PTR

Type the Host IP Address (DNS Server IP Address) and enter the hostname manually or click on the browse button to browse the location from Forward look zones.

New resources record PTR

SERVER2022 > forward lookup zone > xpertstec.local > select Server2022 and then click ok.

New resources record host name

Now you can see the Host name, click ok.

New resources record PTR

Finally, your Pointer (PTR) Record was added successfully.

DNS server manager

Before Launch nslookup, we need to change the IP address in interfaces settings. In the DNS manager right-click on your DNS server and then select properties.

DNS server manager

Select the Interfaces tab and select the checkbox only the following IP address. (We have only one DNS server, if you have an additional DNS server then you can select more servers. It will avoid DNS queries delay). Click ok

DNS server properties interfaces

How to Verify PTR Record is Working

How we can test the Active Directory and DNS Using the nslookup command. Test the DNS server and configure it properly or not, using the nslookup command.

Open the run command enter nslookup and then press ok.

run nslookup

Launch a Command Prompt, type nslookup and then press enter.

Nslookup command

The last Method is to launch DNS Manager and right-click the server name, then select Launch nslookup.

After selecting the Launch nslookup menu. That means the DNS server is healthy.

DNS manager launch nslookup


Finally, in the same nslookup command utility windows, enter your DNS server IP address or Server name and you get a reply from forward and reverse lookup zones reply like this.

nslookup command

If you got to have like this you Install and configure active directory domain services and Domain Name System (DNS) Server Successfully.

Verify nslookup command

For more detail visit Microsoft

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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