I am practicing with Active Directory and domains and I have set up on Virtualbox. I am using Windows 2000 Server (found in the bottom of a parts box I had in the garage) and would like to have Windows XP, which is on Virtualbox also, connect and log on to the W2k domain. I created a dummy account "Joe Schmoe" in the domain on W2k, and would like to log on from the Win XP virtual machine, BUT...when I try to connect to the domain ("main.domain"), I can't. It says it can't find my domain. I can ping W2k from Win XP, but it will not connect to the domain.
How can I get this going? I know NOTHING about Windows Server networking and Active Directory, and I want to get some experience with it. Hey, I know there's Windows Server 2008 R2, but I found the disc the other day, and decided to practice with this stuff now.
For now, my main objective is to learn active directory and domains, since I want to be in IT after college (in high school now). A little help please?
edit: Thought everyone should know that both win xp and w2k are on the same computer in Virtualbox. I don't want to undo my desktop or my lappie's setup to practice, and so I thought I would do this virtually in Virtualbox.
I'm gonna move this to the Server Administration area, I didn't see it before. It's right here.