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    Active Directory Configuration

    Hi

    I am having troubles with the configuration of AD. First I'll explain the network setup that I have at my workplace.

    We have a router (it has both lan + wifi + dhcp) which supplies internet to all the machines thru wifi. I have desktop with me Win 2K3 server connected thru LAN to this router. I have installed AD and DNS on this machine.

    Now here's what I wish to do. I want to add a desktop into the AD but at the same I also wish that it has internet on it. Both the AD machine and this new desktop are on the same network thru the LAN of the router.

    I tried the following (the dhcp of the router gives ip in the range of 10.0.0.2 - 10.0.0.254)
    1. I assigned 10.0.0.250 as the IP/Default Gateway/Primary DNS of the AD.
    2. I assigned 10.0.0.251 as the IP of the new desktop and 10.0.0.250 as the Default Gateway and Primary DNS.

    This way I was able to add the desktop in the AD and it was working fine. But the problem both the machines doesn't have internet on it, so please advice me on what can be done to make internet available at least on the desktop (The desktop has only 1 LAN card and no wifi).

    Thanks
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    Well if the router is connected to the internet (check logs)....put the router as the gateway
    and dns

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    MLF is absolutely right. The only other thing you might want to consider is setting your AD server's ip for DNS on the client machines, if you are wanting to use it for internal DNS. You can then just set your forwarders in DNS to either your router, or your ISPs DNS servers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morganlefay View Post
    Well if the router is connected to the internet (check logs)....put the router as the gateway
    and dns

    MLF
    This is exactly what I needed. Its working now, thanks a lot. Just one more question, do I require the DNS installed on the AD machine or can I remove it?
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    Not sure of the specifics of your network...but I believe active directory relies on dns to resolve internal routing. (ip to machine name)

    So no...I wouldnt remove it.
    Let the router handle the external DNS and the server handle the internal

    MLF

    EDIT>>

    Yeap...I wouldnt remove it

    unlike earlier versions of Windows which used NetBIOS to communicate, Active Directory is fully integrated with DNS and TCP/IP—indeed DNS is required. To be fully functional, the DNS server must support SRV resource records or service records.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_Directory
    Last edited by morganlefay; April 20th, 2010 at 03:05 PM. Reason: additional info
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    ok...thanks for the info!
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