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Exchange / IIS install w/Dynamic IP

By Shanghai Sam ·
I have a PPOE (Dynamic IP)DSL connection that have connected to a SonicWall Firewall to a HP switch w/4 clients. The server OS is win2kadv svr. I want to setup a BDC that will run Exchange2k and IIS/ftp etc. I utilize ArtofDNS to update my HostnameIP but I have no idea how to setup this enviornment with the dynamic HostnameIP. I dont have a domain name registered with the ArtofDNS service only the hostname. I have the PDC running with Active Directory and I can add additional users and machines to the domain. When I try to add a BDC to the domain and configure Active Directory it cant find the domain?? Help? If there is any add info needed I would be happy to provide.

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Exchange / IIS install w/Dynamic IP

by LordInfidel In reply to Exchange / IIS install w/ ...

This part will cover the dynamic IP's as an FYI...

Unless you are using this a test enviroment, installing Exchange and IIS with a dynamic IP will not work. They require fixed IP's so that the rest of the world can find them.

As far as AD DNS, You will need to enable "AD Integrated DNS" for the zones that you want your machines to auto populate and register.

Remember though, if you are trying to use DHCP and you do not have a DHCP server on your network, then they will not be able tofind your DC. Hence the need for static IP's, even if they are private.

Also just a point of clarification, In 2K there are no BDC's, only DC's. But something of interest is even though you create a second DC, it does not automatically authenticate requests. You have to enable it as a Global Catalog Server (GC).

I reccomend that you get some books on 2K and Exch.

Some good ones are: Managing MS Exch Server from O'reilly by Paul Robichaux.

Inside windows 2000 server by William Roswell, pub by New Riders

For securing 2K, Hacking windows 2000 exposed from McCraw Hill by Joel Scambray and Stuart McClure.

good luck

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