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Configure Zone

Posted by Jean Paul on April 15, 2016

This is a part of the article-series:

Configure Zone

As part of Configuring App Domain, We need to create a Forward Lookup Zone.

Forward Lookup Zone

Forward Lookup Zone will use a Domain Name to find the IP Address.  In our case we need an App Domain Name.

Open DNS Manager.


Expand the Server > Forward Lookup Zone and choose New Zone.


Choose the Primary Zone which is default.


Leave the defaults in next pages too.


Enter the Zone name.  You can choose yours.  Mine is as following:

  • Machine name is sharepoint
  • Domain name is
  • App Domain name is

We need to enter the App Domain name as the Zone Name.


You can complete the wizard.


You will see the new zone name created in the left pane.  Right click on it to create the CNAME (Canonical Name is Aliasing an existing Domain name)


In the properties enter as following.  Here we are using as an alias pointing to which is the original computer fqdn name.


Note This step is very crucial.  Any wrong entry would cause the Apps to behave weird.

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