So I'm fairly new to Windows Server 2008 R2, and I'm looking to get my hands dirty and get a test box going on my home network by creating a domain. This is the first time I've done something like this from scratch, and I have a few questions that I need some sound advice on.
Before elaborating, here's my setup: internet -> dsl modem with static IP -> server 2008 (2 LAN ports) -> switch -> clients
So what I have done is setup Server 2008 with DNS, DHCP, and AD. I have an intermediate understanding of both of them, and was able to get the DHCP addresses transmitting. I ran into problems with DNS and internet access, and I think I've done something wrong as far as routing.
Do I set one of the LAN ports with the static IP and then a local IP on the other and a crossover cable to the switch? Do I need to setup routing in 2008? Are there any good resources for someone in my position? Thanks faulters!