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Network Design Help 11 years 10 months ago #20425

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I'm trying to change the setup at work from a workgroup to a domain environment. I have a win2003 server (dual NIC cards), which i plan to make the Domain Controller.

My network setup at the moment is very simple with 8 workstations, 2 wireless users and 1 printer.

Here is a diagram of the existing network :

Could someone please tell me how i need to change this existing setup, to sucessfully migrate to a DC environment ?

Re: Network Design Help 11 years 10 months ago #20428

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If you type "dcpromo" on a command prompt on your server, the wizard for converting to DC will start. But, I really recommend that you have a good understanding of the issues involved in DCs and Active Directory before you proceed.
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Network Design 11 years 8 months ago #22199


As i have gone thru the ntwork diagram.. Everything is perfect.. Just run DCPROMO as suggested by solo.. Be a bit careful while dealing with DNS in DCPROMO wizard.. Let it install DNS... There is no need to install DHCP as it is on Router.. The DNS which is on DC will act as internal DNS for users and the DNS on Router will act as External... Now you can create users on DC(Active Directory) and u r done!!!!

Re: Network Design Help 11 years 8 months ago #22209

Run "dcpromo.exe", yes. But you have to define a scope in your DHCP for the users, as the Domain Controller and the DNS require a static IP address. The range that you exclude from the DHCP will help you in the future for you Email Server and Proxy Server etc. if you wanna add , if you already don't have them.

The rest should not be a problem.

Re: Network Design Help 11 years 8 months ago #22211

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I would personally set the DNS Server to forward all external requests to your ISP's DNS Server. The clients will only need to set their primary dns to the Windows DNS Server.
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