Windows Server 2003 Domain

Microsoft Windows server v2003 r2 standa...
March 24, 2010 at 21:39:00
Specs: Server 2003 R2
I am trying to set up a new server with a working domain but i am relatively new to this. I followed the steps and created a domain and also added the dns role to my server. The server has 2 network cars #1 were i connect the internet, #2 were im trying to connect all the computers that are in the domain. My problem is that when a connect a computer to adapter #2 and attempt to join a domain it keeps saying that it is unable to contact the AD. Am i suppose to change some setting on adapter #2 or create something else in the DNS? I have also added the DCHP role to my server but that has not helped either, what am i missing. Any help would be appreciated Thanks.

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#1
March 25, 2010 at 07:40:33
I am trying to set up a new server with a working domain but i am relatively new to this. I followed the steps and created a domain and also added the dns role to my server.

This is contradictory.

You say you wish to join an existing domain but then say you "created a domain".

Simply put, if you wish to build a 2003 server and have it be a member server of an existing domain, you need to first have the right to add computers to the domain.

You would then begin the install process on the server. When it gets to the point where you can configure the network interface, give it a valid IP in the subnet you use so it can communicate on the network. The DNS IP you give it should be the IP address of your DC. If your DC isn't doing DNS, then you would point this at whatever your DNS server is. In most cases, it will be your first DC (if you have more than one).

You would select "member server" as it's role in the domain and add it.


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March 31, 2010 at 19:43:28
Make sure you configure your DNS server properties to listen on adapter2. Make sure DNS ip is properly configured in DHCP and make sure DHCP server is authorized in AD. It should have a green arrow, not a red one pointing down.

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