How to Create a Classic Mode Authentication via ‘Negotiate (Kerberos)’ in SharePoint 2013, Part 2: How to Establish Name Resolution

In this post, I will use two servers: an Active Directory Domain server, and a SharePoint 2013 Web Server that is joined to an Active Directory Domain server (Windows Server 2008 R2).

Make sure that the URL of the Web Application has an A-Record created in DNS. When we create this URL, the SharePoint 2013 Web Server that is joined to an Active Directory Domain will get an A-record created automatically. Also, make sure that an entry for the Web Applications URL has been added to the client's host file.

To create an A-record in DNS, go to the Active Directory Domain server using following steps:

1.       Go to Administrative Tools, open DNS Management.

2.       In DNS Management, expand the Forward Lookup Zones section.

3.       Right-click on the domain name, and click on New Host (A or AAAA)…

4.       Type in the server name of the SharePoint 2013 Web Server; this is the URL of the Web Application.

Note: In this post, I use Kerberos authentication to a SharePoint 2013 site on default port 80 with a single SharePoint Web Server.

5.       Type in the IP address of the SharePoint 2013 Web Server.

6.       Click Add Host, click OK.

7.       You will see this verification dialog with servername.fulldomainname, click OK.

8.       Make sure that the record has been created in the right pane of DNS Management.

9.       To make sure with above steps, do a flush of the DNS cache as follows:

Go to Start, select Command Prompt, select Run as administrator.

Ipconfig -flushdns

Press Enter.

10.   In the Command Prompt, ping the Web Application URL.

For example: ping Chaupso15sql

11.   To add the entry for the Web Applications URL into the Hosts file, go to the Hosts file on your client server in the following path: C:WindowsSystem32Driversetchosts.

 12.   Add server name, domain name, and IP.

Example: chaupso15sql       

Part 2 is complete. If you want to continue reading How to Create a Classic Mode Authentication via 'Negotiate (Kerberos)' in SharePoint 2013, check out the rest of our series:

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