April 9th, 2002, 12:31 AM
I just want to know, is it possible to setup a Domain name server in W2K PRO and WIN XP PRO? If yes, how? (like when a client logs on, it veriflies the user name and password on a certain domain...)
April 9th, 2002, 12:33 AM
yes, i believe it can be done... if i remember correctally.
if you can do it the settings are located in computer management under administrative tools.
April 9th, 2002, 12:36 AM
So, I'd have to log in with any admin. account?
April 9th, 2002, 01:00 AM
lawrence171, do you want a Domain Name Server (DNS) ...or... full Windows Domain Controller (like an Active Directory domain)?
You need to remember that Windows xx without a Domain Controller is a simple a Workgroup environment (all the users accounts, including password, needs to be created in each computer).
April 9th, 2002, 01:02 AM
yes..... i dont remember if pro has the DNS abilities... but you would have to login as admin on the system if it did
April 9th, 2002, 01:10 AM
To have true DNS server you have to be running win2k server...you can set up a workgroup...but that really doesn't do the authentication thingie...bout best you can do is set up a central "file sharer"...not actually a server...and then set permissions based on folders and files on the one system...
be aware this only works for up to 10 concurrent connections...
EDIT:....this isn't to say that there isn't 3rd party software available ...i found...
never used it...but has a 14 day free trial ..and full version is only 150bucks...
google some more...i'm sure there are lots...
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