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Help setting up a domain on Win2003


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If anyone can help me out with this msg me on aim: dunebug81

I set one up years ago in school and have since forgotten pretty much everything.

I need to set up a domain so I can run a VPN.

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you don't need a domain for a vpn, you just need a computer running remote access server software

You need to be more specific as to what your overall plans are
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http://compnetworkin...pnwindowsxp.htm
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I think not knowing exactly what is needed is also making this harder then it should be.

Thanks for the link...hopefully this will be easier then settting up this DC.

-Greg
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even setting up a domain controller is easy in win2003--it's all wizard based now
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OK, I got the domain set up but now I cant get my other computer to see, let alone join, the domain. Ive added the computer and a user in the mmc snap-in but when i try to add the computer it says domain name is invalid or does not exist.

My domain is Win2K3 and my workstation is Win2K.

Any suggestions?

-Greg

Edited by dunebug81, 07 June 2005 - 03:47 PM.

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you don't need a domain...in fact, it could cause issues with the vpn...what are you doing now? why?

you are causing more work than you need to---do you have dns set up? Is your client getting dns info from the domain controller now? If this is a home network you almost certainly have dhcp info (with dns) from your cable/dsl router.
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Right now we arent using the VPN. Im just trying to get one the computer to see the other. I guess im missing a step to get the workstation to join the domain.

Both the domain and workstation are both getting dns from the router via dhcp.
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no good.

since the router does not KNOW your domain, it will forward all domain requests outside your network to the internet, where the various root servers will tell your workstation "you're high, there is no such domain." because they do not know your domain either (your domain is not registered with icann)

You need to set up dns on your server, have your workstation get it's info from it, and set up dns forwarding so your network will look to the router for any different domains.
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Ok, DNS server is now set up, and hoepfully running correctly, on the DC. I unchecked DHCP on the DC and gave it the same IP as DHCP gave it. I assume that Ill need to do the same for the workstations as well?

Is there anything that I need to change on my router?

I dont know what I should put for the DNS address in the TCP/IP properties.

Edited by dunebug81, 07 June 2005 - 04:37 PM.

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