New server setup.

By rhancie ·
First time setting up a MS Server 2003 for my small office. The setup is as follows:

modem>router>server(nic1) / server(USB nic2)>switch

I want the server to handle DHCP, but I'm having difficulty with the settings. So I should set the server with a static ip, say Now, I should set the scope as

I'm not sure what to put in the DNS and WINS windows. "Parent domain"? Do I obtain that from my ISP?

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by otaku_lord In reply to New server setup.

The DNS would be provided by your ISP if you do not have a DNS server available. Since this is your first server on the network, the DNS IS from your provider.

WINS is only necessary on OLD networks where you have a requiremet for it. You most likely will not.

The "parent domain" is the domain of your company (i.e.

One suggestion I would make would be to move your scope a little higher (X.X.X.50-150) due to future expansion and whatever else.

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