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By mjkqb ·
Recently upgraded from NT to W2000pro and advanced server on my home network. I'm having troubles adding a new W2000pro workstation to the domain. Always get the same error "network path not found". I have installed AD and DNS on the server and haveadded a new computer object for the new wrkstn in AD. In the past I have always used the DHCP from my ISP for IP addressing. I assume I need to set a static IP on my server so I can point my workstations to this static address as my preferred DNS server. If this is correct, I have no clue on how to configure a static IP address. How do I come up with an appropriate IP address, subnet mask and default gateway? Are there any other reasons why this new computer won't join the domain? Thanks

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by mjkqb In reply to IP addressing

Finally able to join new computer to domain using the current IP from dhcp. I still need to know how to come up with a static IP. Once I change to static IP for the server , how can I enable internet access. Thanks

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by eBob In reply to IP addressing

I would (have, in fact) put my network behind a firewall. Well, actually it's sold as a DSL Router. This little wonder also is a DHCP server, print server and so on. It also uses NAT/PAT address translation.

I would lock down an IP address from the pool that my firewall/router for the DNS server, and remove this address from the box's DHCP scope. I think this will help your situation.

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by akula In reply to IP addressing

You are correct in needing a static IP address for your DNS server. In order to set that static IP address, right click on My Network Places, and then click on TCP/IP and click "properties." You can then set a static IP address.

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by Joshua1 In reply to IP addressing

You should use 2 NICs: One for your LAN and one for Internet. You can use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) in W2k. As far as static IP's, you just pick the subnet you want for your LAN. 192.168.xxx.xxx is reserved for private addressing. If you're using ICS, your LAN has to use a specific subnet. I don't remember which one, details are at search.microsoft.com Other products like WinGate can do NAT for you on any subnet.

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