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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 mmbc_voltron In reply to

I did a nslookup and seems to be working. I went to do a DCpromo and it says the wizard cannot contact the DNS server that handles the name CTC.local to determine if it supports dynamic update. confirm your DNS configuration, or install and configure a DNS server on this computer.
What do I do to see what could be wrong with my DNS?

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to Help with DNS setup

I did a nslookup and seems to be working. I went to do a DCpromo and it says the wizard cannot contact the DNS server that handles the name CTC.local to determine if it supports dynamic update. confirm your DNS configuration, or install and configure a DNS server on this computer.
What do I do to see what could be wrong with my DNS?

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by CG IT In reply to Help with DNS setup

Hate to be harsh but,from all all your questions that keep getting more and more complicated and more and more problems arise that under normal installations do not appear, you either no absolutly nothing about setting up DNS, in which case you really need to take a course or read a book on DNS in a Windows based system or, you just keep making the problem more complicated to see who knows the most about Windows DNS.

DNS has a management properties. If you right click on your server, choose properties, on the properties page you'll see a portion for updating. you can choose how you want DNS to update their records and what computers/servers will be allowed to provide updates to DNS.

Get a Windows Server [whatever flavor] self paced training book. Read it, do the practice labs which walks you through setting up your DNS server, DHCP server, WINS, and Active Directory step by step.

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to

I have taken a class and setup a real server or too. I just don't understand what isn't working. I need to know what are the tools to troubleshoot this?

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by CG IT In reply to Help with DNS setup

yeah right

dog and pony show

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to

Sorry I am not up to your standards. it's been a few years!

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by razz2 In reply to Help with DNS setup

OK, I have been out for a few days and this has gotten funny.

"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."

How could try to join a domain (AD Domain of BTB.local) if you
have not created it yet? How can a domain be 'straight' if you
have not done the AD part? Of course the domain records do not
exist if it (the domain) does not exist. JUST LET THE DCPROMO
WIZARD DO IT ALL INCLUDING DNS.

I want you feel that feeling of success so here we go:

Start from a fresh install. Upgrade all patches and SP's. Choose
Start menu and run then type "dcpropmo in the box. (without
the quotes) follow the wizard. The following links are step by
step guides. Print them out to have them handy.

http://www.petri.co.il/
how_to_install_active_directory_on_w2k.htm

(sorry about the text wrap)

That guide has you install DNS first. For you I would skip that
and have DCPROMO do it.

MCP Magazine has a good tutorial too and it uses the wizard
DNS setup.

http://www.mcpmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=141

Again, if DNS installs as a root then go to DNS and remove the
"." zone. Also set DNS to accept dynamic updates and if you
want to be AD integrated.

Be aware that some errors you may recieve are NORMAL and
according the great creator of all that errors "Mircosoft', can be
ignored. Some may be service start order, or another issue of
misconfiguration that did not show up until you ran AD and
DNS.

I wish you good luck,

razz

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by razz2 In reply to

Everything we have all said (step by step) has been done by all of
us without the issues you are having. The fact that you tried to
join an AD domain before creating it is cause for concern. Since
you said you have some server experience I will assume that it is
not in DNS areas. Follow these guides and it will work. At least
for everyone helpping in this Q&A these steps did.

Again, good luck,

razz

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by mmbc_voltron In reply to

Thanks a bunch those articles might have helped. it was either I didn't put the dns sufix in the network tab or it was because I named it with CTC and in dns it was ctc. don't know but it seems to be ok. I join my test WS and now I have to figure out why it can't see any shares on the server. I can see the AD dir. but not any thing that is shared on the server. If you have any clues on that that would be great.

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by razz2 In reply to Help with DNS setup

Well I am glad all is ok with the DNS now but i am confused. I am
I correct that the DNS issue for this question is solved?

As to the workstation issue, that would require info on OS and
login etc. and may be better suited as a new question. But, as
long as we are here...

Are you loging in at the workstation using a domain user
account or local user. Are you logging into the domain or local
machine? (When you hit ctrl-alt-del there should be 3 boxes,
name, password, and third should show local or domain. It will
not change to domain on it's own after joining.)

If you choose "run" can you access the share by typeing a UNC
path such as:

\\<servername>\<sharename>

*** Note that it is share name and not folder name if they are
different.

Can you from the workstation DOS propmt do a 'net view'and
see resources?

net view \\<servername>

Are you sure the WS has joined the doamin and is listed in AD
under computers?

What are the share permissions and the NTFS permissions if you
are using NTFS?

razz

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