I want to setup a home lab with Windows Server 2000 + win 2000 or Windows Server 2003 + win xp under VWware. I need some help (tutorial) in configuring the DNS and AD, I missed something and the client computer can't see the domain (from the network I can see the server). Any help is welcomed.
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Ok, let's do it the easy way and just skip most AD intricacies.
Let's assume your subnet is 192.168.42.0/24 with defaut gateway 192.168.42.1, your server is 192.168.42.10 and your client is 192.168.42.100.
Install Windows Server 2003 on the server and configure networking as such:
The important thing is, make the server use itself as its DNS server, even if the DNS service isn't actually installed; the DC promotion process will then take care of that.
Open a command prompt, and run
Then, configure the client as such:
Now you should be able to add the client to the domain.