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Windows 2000 http/ftp server.....

By tommugg ·
I have a small LAN, it has two servers, each running Windows 2000 Advanced Server.
Server #1 is the Domain Controller for my LAN (IP 192.168.0.2), obviously Active Directory is installed.
Server #2 is a machine I wanted to use for my Web/FTP server. In order to add a user for the FTP site, the user must be added as a user on the machine through Active Directory Users (I believe).
When trying to install Active Directory on Server #2, using the Wizard, no matter what choice I make, (Child Domain, whatever...) I get the error:
"The wizard cannot gain access to a list of domains in the forest. The error is: The specified domain does not exist or cannot be contacted"
Server #2, when logging in does log into the domain run by Server #1. Either as administrator, or myself a member of administrators.
Server #2, when running the wizard, will shoy my domain in a list, but when clicked on gives the above error!
Server #1, does I believe, have DNS running correctly.
I am kind of a novice at this, but any help would be most appreciated!!!
-Tom-

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by ikavas In reply to Windows 2000 http/ftp ser ...

Hi Tom,

first of all you do not have to add users from the domain in order to give them access to your FTP server. [even though you need to give them log on locally right.]

Anyway in your case, i recommend to check following;
- Is your FTP server is a member of the domain. And is your FTP server listed in the DNS? If it is not a member than you may have that kind of problems.
- Does DNS seeting for your FTP server pointing to the 192.168.0.2 [your Domain controller] ?
- If you are trying to setup your FTP with another DNS server and trying to access to the domain users that may be the problem.
- If you are going to add your FTP server as second DC [installing DC] and you are sure of DNS and IP settings but still getting the error; then try to use your compatibility mode domain name. [Generally this is the first part of your domain name. for example if your win2k domain is "name.company.com" try "name" portion - ofcourse if you did not assign any other name]

Hope those work
Good luck
/ilker

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by tommugg In reply to Windows 2000 http/ftp ser ...

My question was a bit unclear, but with your help I was able to solve the problem. Although since my question was skewed, your answer pointed me in the right direction!
Thanks!

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