Solved trying to connect windows 7 pro to windows 2008 server

January 8, 2013 at 12:07:50
Specs: Windows 2008
Hello, I am trying to connect my windows 7 pro laptop to my windows server 2008. Every time I try to change the domain in my laptop and it says how the DNS is set up correctly. When I go to my windows server 2008 and I try to mess with my DNS server I can't really find anything to change that would be helpful? I was also thinking do I have to buy a IP address for my DNS? Any help would be appreciated.

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January 9, 2013 at 12:02:54
I figured out what was wrong my laptop's IP address was 169.254 :'( like my teacher said keep it simple stupid :'(


#1
January 8, 2013 at 12:42:33
Are you sure the laptop is using the Windows server as its DNS server and not, for example, your router? Is it set up with a manual IP address or does it use DHCP? If the latter, where is your DHCP server - the Windows Server or your router?

No, you don't have to buy an IP address (assuming this is a private network). Just use one of the private address ranges - 192.168.1.0/24 is as good as any.


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#2
January 9, 2013 at 11:19:48
How do I make sure that the laptop is using the windows server as its DNS server and not the router? I tried both manual IP address and went to automatically obtain IP address.

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#3
January 9, 2013 at 11:30:01
Also I have tried to change the windows server to static but every time I put a static private IP address it does not allow me to connect to the internet is that making a difference?

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#4
January 9, 2013 at 12:02:54
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I figured out what was wrong my laptop's IP address was 169.254 :'( like my teacher said keep it simple stupid :'(

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#5
January 9, 2013 at 14:01:47
Do you understand how you got that autoassigned ip address?

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#6
May 12, 2013 at 14:16:26
169.254 is an Automatic Private IP Address (APIPA) which is generated by your system when your system can't connect to the DHCP server in order to obtain an IP address.


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