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By mierkew ·
I would like to set up a test NT network with the 120 free trial CDs. In order to connect clients, I need DNS. Can I install DNS on my PDC? I have one server ans two Win95 clients and one Win2000 client. I cannot get the clients to rewcognize the domain. Any help for this novice?

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by HighOrbit In reply to NT test network

The clients probably can't find the domain controller.

If it's an NT network then install a WINS service on the server, if it's 2000 then you need to set up Active Directory and that will insist on a DNS server.

You can install DNS on the PDC,but it may not be necesary, it depends on what you are trying to achive. In general Windows NT domains don't need a DNS.

Feel free to e-mail me if you would like any further information.

Good luck!

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by HighOrbit In reply to NT test network

Oops... E-mail address is Chris@climax.co.uk

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by mierkew In reply to NT test network

Thanks. I seemed to get hung up on DNS, which I did not need. I installed WINS and I got mu connection. I also had a couple of config errors on my Win2K client.

Thanks again

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by Stewy In reply to NT test network

Let me see if i have the count straight:

1 NT server
3 Clients (2-95/1-win2k pro)

There is a variety of things to check with this limited information but here are a few:

1. Make sure you installed WinNT as a PDC.
2. Double check the configuration of each client and make sure they are trying to connect to the correct domain.
3. Install NetBEUI along with TCP/IP on all computers.
4. Check to make sure you have network connections on all computers.


These are just some of the bacis which i am sure you have already checked but without further information I cannot direct you down a better path.

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by mierkew In reply to NT test network

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by bohicam1 In reply to NT test network

You do not need DNS services to connect these clients to your server. I too am running winnt server with a 2kpro and 2 win98 clients here at home. If you would like to install DNS services, right click network neighbourhood, choose properties, then choose services, click add, choose
Microsoft DNS Server.
In order for your network to work properly, make sure you have TCP/IP installed in all clients, all are on the same network ...ie.....192.168.1.x with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
Also, place the IP address you have given your server into the "default gateway" portion of the settings if you are using static IP addresses.
Once you are sure that is complete, you can have your clients join the domain. for the win2k client, you can right click "my computer" and choose properties, from there you can choose network identification and join the domain. On your win95/98 clients, you do this from right clicking network neighbourhood, and in the configuration tab, double click the "clientfor microsoft networks" and enter your domain info here.
Feel free to email me with any further questions if you get stuck.
Good luck!

Mike

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by mierkew In reply to NT test network

Thank you. I have resolved my problems and DNAS was not the issue. Thank you for yoyr assistance.

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