Guide – How To Start – DNS Server for Windows 2019 IaaS

Microsoft DNS 2016 server allows you to setup a DNS server in Azure the quickest and easiest way is to use our IaaS DNS virtual machine offering from the cloud marketplace. 

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

The guide how to work with the DNS Server for Windows 2019 IaaS

1. After the VM is started, on the desktop you’ll see a shortcut, that you should run


2. Creating Forward Lookup Zone

Step 1. Open server manager dashboard.

Step 2. Click Tools -> DNS

Step 3. In DNS manager console,  expand DNS server. Right-click Forward Lookup Zones.

Step 4. Click New Zone.


3. Click Next.

4. Choose primary zone. If your server is part of Active Directory, you can choose to “Store the zone in AD” (Optional).


5. Provide the zone name and click Next.


6. Choose “Create a new file with this ….” and click Next.


7. Choose “Do not allow dynamic updates” or “Allow only secure dynamic updates” if your environment is part of Active Directory


8. Click Finish.


Adding Host Record in a Forward Lookup Zone

1. Open DNS manager console and right-click your forward lookup zone where you would like to create a host record.

2. Click New Host (A or AAAA).6

3. Provide the name (and this will become FQDN in the form, and IP address.


4. Click ‘Add Host‘ and you are done.

DNS Firewall Ports

The following firewall ports will need to be open if there is a firewall appliance in between your DNS server and clients.

Incoming open ports:




Outgoing open ports:



To setup Azure firewall rules refer to – Azure Network Security Groups

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