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By mmbc_voltron ·
I have tried several times and I think I am doing something wrong.
Previous post: http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6239-0.html?forumID=46&threadID=162976

I have re-installed again and this is what I have done so far.
Installed w2k server. During setup I specified an IP of 192.168.1.5 and the server name is SERVER.
Added DHCP and configured it. With options 03, 06

Now I don't know if I should setup DNS first before doing the dcpromo. I have always ran the configure your server wizard to add AD and in the wizard it adds DNS for me.
Should I do the DNS and configure it?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Help with DNS setup

Is this the first server in the forest?
In a new child domain of the forest?
Or just another dc in a domain?
Depending on the answer, this will vary how you set up DNS once the DCPROMO process finished.

My advice is to let DCPROMO handle it for you.

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by BFilmFan In reply to

I noticed in your original posting that you were going to use BTB.com. I wouldn't recommend that you use that name. To protect your AD namspace, I'd use BTB.local. that way, only clients on your local network could login to your AD.

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to

This is the first and only server in a new forest.

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by razz2 In reply to Help with DNS setup

Either will work but letting DCPROMO wizard do it is
easier.

As before, use a private ip as you are and a private
namespace ".local".

be the only domain in the forest and you are NOT a root
domain. If you choose root domain then go to DNS and
delete the "." zone.

Good luck again.

razz

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to

So should I update to SP4 before I run DCPromo? Is there anything else I need to do before I run it?

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by CG IT In reply to Help with DNS setup

I've been following your threads, seeing the suggestions and wonder if you got your problem solved?

I will say this, on W2K and W2003 using the wizards to initially setup a single DC to provide DNS, DHCP, AD services in a single domain pretty much goes smoothly. Note that during rebooting after configuration changes, that you'll see errors pop up in the event viewer. Some are related to the service order startup, some are bugs and SPs and Hotfixes will fix these. You shouldn't get overly excited about errors poping up in the Event Viewer until you have configured the server, installed all the critical and some of the recommended service packs and hotfixes, reboot the bugger and let it run 24hrs or so. [why we use a test network before placing servers into a production environment].

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to

So should I run the DCpromo before or after I update to SP4 and all patches?

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by razz2 In reply to Help with DNS setup

Your comment used to have a standard answer. It was
anytime you install new components from a source CD
you always re-apply the service pack anyway. This was
common in NT but less in 2000 and 20003 due to the
protections added to prevent an added feature from
overwriting a newer system file. Many still do practice
that.

Now the other concept. Service packs add patches,
fixes, features and yes bugs. The new features is
always my focus. I feel it is better to update to SP4 and
then do DCPROMO with the latest components
installed. Then it is not required for you to redo SP4
again, but you may choose to. Having SP4 when you
DCPromo though does allow for newer system
components to funtion and prevent any bugs they were
designed to fix.

razz

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to

I did start over again and did all the security stuff first. Then I added DHCP, Then DNS and created a forward and reverse lookup zone. Now I get the Event ID 414 error. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;888048

I tried going to the network tab and entering in my domain name as CTC.local and it comes back with an error just like this: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/dns/tshoot/dns_tshoot2A.asp
I look at the registry edit and don't know if I should try it. I have not installed AD yet. the only entry I don't have for regedit is NV Domain. I might try the registry edit.
I don't want to install AD yet till I get my Domain Straight.

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to Help with DNS setup

I can't get a station to join. http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/dns/tshoot/dns_tshoot2A.asp
I checked evrything in this article and tried the flushdns and registerdns and still nothing.
my domain is ctc.local and I have all the right stuff in DNS I think. What are the tools or commands to see what is holding me up.
on the WS I am trying to join the domain and instantly I get the error. On the DC when I go to the Network tab the properties box is dimmed.

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