I started to work on a home based play project where I wanted to create at least 2 VM (using vmware). Server 2k8 went good. then I moved on to setup AD (DC) and completed this piece. next step was to install sql server 2k8 r2 but keep getting access denied error (looked at the sql log and learned the some account dont have access hklm but I am logged in with admin account and admin is a domain account). Went through these setup steps per Andrew connell's (from criticalpath) pdf. Per his instruction, Everything (AD, SQL 2k8 r2, sp2010) is residing on one server.
Ideally, I would like to create extremely thin AD VM, a SQL VM and a SP2010 VM. I could not find any article that walks me through this.
I started a AD box on VM but my other VM machine dont see this VM when I try to add the 2nd VM to the Domain. I may be missing something (like setting static IP address for AD VM).
Is there a good article (yes, i did google but not finding) that can walk me through this....