Solved Can a 2003 PDC be within a p2p network?

October 12, 2011 at 01:53:05
Specs: Windows Server 2003 Standard, Intel Dual Core/4GB
I would like to set up a 2003 server on an existing peer-to-peer network for testing so that I can connect workstations to the domain. Do I need 2 NICs on the server? Eventually I would like to set up a 2003 exchange in it as well.

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#1
October 12, 2011 at 08:12:53
You can't have workstation in peer to peer and client server at the same time. Its one or the other.

You can have server and client along side a peer to peer network on the same lan no problem

no such thing as pdc in AD. Just so you know.

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October 13, 2011 at 00:48:52
Thanks for your kind response but I don't quite follow.

It seems to me your first two statements contradict each other. Could you please make it somewhat clearer to me. Excuse me for my stupidity.
Your first statement seems to say I can't do that. Then your second statement seems to say I can do that.

What do you mean by "PDC in AD"? Can't we have active directory installed on Primary Domain Controller?


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#3
October 13, 2011 at 06:59:54
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Need to learn your AD :-)
PDC only exists in NT4. With with AD you have the pdc emulator fsmo role but there are no primary or backup controllers in AD.

Trucks and cars share the road, right?
Statement 2 pertains to have AD and p2p can share the same network [road]

Statement1 pertains to the rules of the road. You can't have a workstation joined to a domain and a workgroup. Its one or the other.

You do not need two nics in the server to setup AD

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#4
October 13, 2011 at 18:23:50
Thank you for your patience and tolerance.

I wasn't quite sure of your wording.

After your clarification, I am clear that both AD and P2P can share the same network. I also understand that a workstation can only either connect to a domain or a workgroup.

Thanks a lot.


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#5
October 13, 2011 at 21:24:00
I hope I was able to make you understand. Thanks for the update

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October 13, 2011 at 22:14:47
Thanks again!

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