Re: Active directory
just picking up on this
***Note *** It's a known best practice to install the DNS service and configuring prior to running DCPROMO.
DNS is pre-requisit, you can't have a DC that does not have DNS on it. DNS has to to be installed and configured before making the machine a DC
As cross tech has pointed out above, you'll need your client, (w2k machine) to get it's DNS from the server so that it knows where to go to to get that information.
looking at the TCP/IP settings on the server, you'll need to set the primary DNS setting to be the routers address, this will let you lookup external addresses.
on the w2k machine you'll need to set the primary DNS as the servers address so that you can lookup stuff internally, and perhaps set the secondary address as the routers address in case the service fails on the DC box.
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