I would appreciate it so much if someone could guide me through setting up a small domain with windows 2003.
My regular lan uses a router to issue ip addresses to a few pcs. The router's ip address is 192.168.2.1, and the router issues ip addresses like 192.168.2.5 to the various pcs.
I would like to set up a win2k3 domain for testing. I'd like it to do the regular first server tasks like act as a dhcp server, and set up AD. When I start the new role wizard I choose the option which is supposed to wizard me through a set of options that will result in a standard 'first' server. However I can't get it to succeed, and I'm guessing that the #1 reason is that I am not setting up the network ip addresses correctly.
My objective is to have my regular workgroup based LAN work just as usual, and to have a completely separate domain with the new win2k3 server and a couple of other test pcs. They both need to use the same router for internet access (at least that is how I think it should work). All of the pcs and the router are connected by a switch.
Here are the settings I use to fail
windows 2003 server ip addresses tcpip address static 192.168.3.1 (that's supposed to be the new domain's root address) subnet mask 255.255.255.0 default gateway 192.168.2.1 (that's the router address) preferred dsn server 192.168.2.1
When I try to save that, it says the default gateway is not on the same network segment (subnet) is as defined by the ip address and subnet mask.
What settings should I use? Since the new server is just for testing I can't rely on it to be on all the time, and thus need my regular lan to continue to use the router for ip addresses.
I did set up a second router just like gravyface suggested and in general it's gone well. The domain controller is set up as 192.168.3.10; the router is 192.168.3.1.
One issue tho is that it is not handing out ip addresses. I initially forgot to turn off dhcp services on the router. But then I did, and I activated dhcp services on the new server. I created a range 192.168.100-199 for it to assign. I've hooked up a windows xp machine and done ipconfi /release and /renew and it comes up with 0.0.0.0. I can't see why. I am hoping that someone can guess why dhcp services are not working right?