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Old 06-26-2008, 10:33 AM   #11
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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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Old 06-26-2008, 10:08 PM   #12
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The point I'm making on the DNS service being installed before using DCPROMO is because even though DCPROMO gives you the options to "configure DNS Service now" ... it never seems to work correctly going this route. So ... it's better to install DNS first, then running DCPROMO.

What I would do is:

2003 box - set only the IP address itself as the primary/preferred DNS ... then go into the DNS tool (administrative tools) and right click on the server and select forwarders and put in the Router ip address there.

2000 box - like root said ... preferred DNS --> Server 2003 IP address secondary --> router IP address.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:53 AM   #13
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so you've set the IP addresses up so that your client (w2k) looks for DNS updates from your server (w2k3)

can you query the DNS server from the client, and is the DNS server working properly?

can the client find the server when it is named, (like if you ping the server by name, FQDN) is it resolved to the correct I address.

if it is then you should just be able to add the client to the domain.
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:46 AM   #14
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OK, This is my current settings:

TCPIP settings on 2000 Pro Box

IP Address 192.168.15.102
Subnetmask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.15.1
Preferred DNS Server 192.168.15.101

Under DNS tab 192.168.15.101

TCPIP settings on 2003 server box

IP Address 192.168.15.101
Subnetmask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.15.1
Preferred DNS Server 192.168.15.101


Under DNS tab 192.168.15.101

With these settings, When I try to ping my 2003 server from my 2000 machine by typing ping 192.168.15.101 I don't have the desired result so that tells me my settings are incorrect. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong please?

I can ping server to 2000 pro from server 2003 but I can't ping 2000 pro to server 2003. Any ideas what problem is? I can ping router from both.

Edit: firewall issue. All is working now.

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