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Caching-only DNS servers do not host any zones and are not authoritative for a particular domain. They are DNS servers that build a local server cache of names learned while performing recursive queries on behalf of their clients. This information is then available from its cache when answering subsequent client queries.A caching-only DNS server can be valuable at a site where DNS functionality is needed locally but it is not administratively desirable to create a separate domain or zone for that location.


It is strongly recommended that, when operating the computer as a DNS server, you manually configure TCP/IP and use a static IP address.

To install a caching-only DNS server follow this procedure

To install a caching-only DNS server, install a DNS server on the server computer.

To install a DNS server follow this procedure

  • Open Windows Components Wizard from click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  • In Components, select the Networking Services check box, and then click Details.
  • In Subcomponents of Networking Services, select the Domain Name System (DNS) check box, click OK, and then click Next.
  • If prompted, in Copy files from, type the full path to the distribution files, and then click OK.

Do not configure the DNS server (as you might normally) to load any zones.

Verify server root hints are configured or updated correctly.

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