|Well, Let me clarify ... |
I have to test LDAP authentication using AD.
We have a main company domain in the office. I need to setup a AD, for that I need a local DNS setup.
Then I bought a Windows 2008 OEM server with 5 CAL. Installed 64-bit server on my high spec PC (quad core and 2.4ghz).
PC is connected to the company network via switch. this was from on board ETH0.
As part of the installation I have given 'test.local' as my domain name and 'test-ad' as my computer name.
installation was successful. Then I obtained a static IP for my server so that I can be seen in the company network.
Up to here everything was fine.
Then went to Server Manager and using 'dcpromo' created a Domain controller... (I thought I created it, but not sure If I did it correctly)
followed this link..
Rebooted the server.
Opened Server Manager, Server is trying to get the Computer name, Domain name etc., hangs at 'collecting data...'
I think I mis-configured DNS that's why Server couldn't detect any detail....
could you help me setup a local dns and AD, so that I can add some users and groups for my LDAP testing.
Appreciate your Help.