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By TellMeWhy ·
Well...It may sound stupid but..I installed Exchange2000 in Win2k Domaincontroller and then in win2kpeofessional client i started outlook2k but i would not connect or would not accept the exchange server name when asked to give server name(when i installed exchange2000 so i gave it the name) but when i gave the ipaddress of the DC on which exchange was installed the outlook accepted it and started running perfectly. I want to still avoid giving IPadd..Wot do i have to do?..Install Internal DNS Server? or give the "hostname" of the Domain controller in outlook servername requirement box? I donno how to configure DNS internal or external with active directory and exchange2000 already there. Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!

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by gperrie In reply to To DNS or Not To DNS...

Hi

I always thought that Active Directory needed DNS. What name resolution do you use on your network?

Gavin

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by TellMeWhy In reply to To DNS or Not To DNS...

I also wanted to know where DNS actually is working in my ineternal network coz i installed Active Directory and where it asks due u want to configure your DNS i always said No and then continued and after that i was able to connect my win2k clients with the domain and then i installed exchange2k and connected that to my win2k pro outlook clint and it also worked fine...all that wothout knowing where is DNS and atleast I did not touch any DNS settings. No one else touches my comps. Nowthe Qs....my outlook client connects to exchange2k with ipaddress when asked for server name....I want my outlook client to accept server name instead of IP add.....Helllllllllllllllllpppppppppppppppppppp.....

so where is DNS or How do I install DNS?

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by ISAdmin In reply to To DNS or Not To DNS...

Blimey! I'm out of breath reading such a long question without punctuation.
Exchange 2000 requires Active Directory - Active Directory Reguires DNS.
Create an MMC ( run\MMC ). Add Active Directory to the MMC as a snap-in. Then configure DNS.
I wouldn't recommend installing Exchange and DNS on Domain Controller.

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by TellMeWhy In reply to To DNS or Not To DNS...

Ok THe problem is....That would u please tell me any resource site that would "spoon food me" the (stpe-by-step) installation of Internal and/or external DNS server? Please

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by powellc02 In reply to To DNS or Not To DNS...

If it's just the one client you're trying to connect, you could just enter your exchange server into your hosts file (C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts)

just add:
ip.address.of.exch exch.server.name

to the end of it and you should be away, if not, type:

nbtstat -R

and that should do it.

if you're wanting to set lots of clients to conect you really need to sort DNS out. (although how you got AD working without it I'll never know)

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to To DNS or Not To DNS...

Here are a few step-by-step howto links:
(no spaces in the urls)

1) Installing the DNS Service: http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~hon/windows2000/DNS-HOWTO.html

2) HOW TO: Configure DNS in a New Workgroup Environment in Windows 2000 (MICROSOFT)
http://support.microsoft.com/view/tn.asp?kb=301197

hope this helps.

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by TellMeWhy In reply to To DNS or Not To DNS...

THankyou .....for the links

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by TellMeWhy In reply to To DNS or Not To DNS...

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