I am in the process of purchasing a domain, but I do not own it yet. I setup my domain controller as
The problem I'm running into is in connecting my workstations to my domain. I'm wondering if the reason is because the domain is actually pointing to a different IP address when I do an nslookup from the workstation. Basically, I don't want to waste too much time trying to figure out why my workstation is telling me "
The active directory domain controller (AD DC) could not be contacted..." if the reason is that I don't actually own the domain yet.
And, just so I'm sure it isn't another problem I have the following setup:
Server (DC) ============================== IP: 192.168.0.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 Preferred DNS: 192.168.0.2 Workstation ============================== IP: DHCP Subnet Mask: Default Gateway: Preferred DNS: 192.168.0.2
So, I don't think it's the network settings...