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DNS-W2000 Server trouble adding new workstation

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Anonymous
August 6, 2004 5:32:00 PM

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I have a small <10 computer network running W2000 Server
on a Dell 1600SC Server in a star topology. When
broadband cable became available we brought it into the
network via Motorola Cable modem to a Netgear 318
DSL/Cable/Firewall Router and directly into our 20 port
Network Switch. The internet connection works fine, but
when I try to add a new Workstation to the network, it
can't fine our network server to join the domain. The IP
addresses were all changed to "Assigned" , so I can't
give the new workstation a numerical IP address to look
for the local server.
Should I bring the internet connection through a computer
with a second NIC and then into the network switch? Or is
there a simpler way to make this new workststion "see"
the local domain contrller?
Thanks for any help. J.Flynn
Anonymous
August 6, 2004 8:34:06 PM

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In news:197701c47bf4$6cda2990$a401280a@phx.gbl,
j.flynn <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote their comments
Then Kevin replied below:
> I have a small <10 computer network running W2000 Server
> on a Dell 1600SC Server in a star topology. When
> broadband cable became available we brought it into the
> network via Motorola Cable modem to a Netgear 318
> DSL/Cable/Firewall Router and directly into our 20 port
> Network Switch. The internet connection works fine, but
> when I try to add a new Workstation to the network, it
> can't fine our network server to join the domain. The IP
> addresses were all changed to "Assigned" , so I can't
> give the new workstation a numerical IP address to look
> for the local server.
> Should I bring the internet connection through a computer
> with a second NIC and then into the network switch? Or is
> there a simpler way to make this new workststion "see"
> the local domain contrller?
> Thanks for any help. J.Flynn

The problem is probably that the DHCP service is on the router and is
assigning the ISP's DNS. Either alter the DHCP scope on the router to assign
the DCs address for DNS or configure DHCP on the DC to assign the TCP/IP
details.
You can also go around to all the workstations and manually assign the DC's
address for DNS. The DC needs to have a static address.
Do not use the ISP's DNS on any domain member, in any position, on any
interface.

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August 10, 2004 1:57:26 PM

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The issue here is that your dns configuration and DHCP
Configuration seem to be out of alignment.

Here is what your DHCP Should look like.
DNS server = to the PDC's ip address
The if your looking to resolve outside your network to
the internet put your isp's dns server ip in the
forwarders list of your pdc's dns server.

That should do it.

Regards Tj.

>-----Original Message-----
>I have a small <10 computer network running W2000 Server
>on a Dell 1600SC Server in a star topology. When
>broadband cable became available we brought it into the
>network via Motorola Cable modem to a Netgear 318
>DSL/Cable/Firewall Router and directly into our 20 port
>Network Switch. The internet connection works fine, but
>when I try to add a new Workstation to the network, it
>can't fine our network server to join the domain. The IP
>addresses were all changed to "Assigned" , so I can't
>give the new workstation a numerical IP address to look
>for the local server.
>Should I bring the internet connection through a
computer
>with a second NIC and then into the network switch? Or
is
>there a simpler way to make this new workststion "see"
>the local domain contrller?
> Thanks for any help. J.Flynn
>.
>
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