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Anonymous
July 12, 2005 8:14:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

We are conducting some training on installing and setting up Windows 2000
server. We want to install active directory, set up DNS, DHCP WINS and file
and print services. We will be also installing exchange. We plan on setting
up one server as the PDC, a router, 4 laptops on two subnets and two
networked printers. The server is in a controlled environment and will not
have any network access outside of the router which will not be connected to
any other network. Basically we are seting up a test site. With no outside
network or internet access. Right now, the nics have been configured with
static IPs. DNS is installed and the nics have thier individual IPs as the
DNS IP. The NICs have no cables plugged in them.

We started with the server and have gone through the initial setup process.
We did not make the server a PDC during the initial setup process. We kept
it on a work group to make it easy. Once windows was installed, we attempted
to make the server the first/only server on a domain. We ran the "Configure
This Server" wizard and keep running into the same error. When it gets to
the installing the active directory portion. It says it cannot connect to
the network and then cancels the setup without an option to continue. This is
because there are no cables connected to the NICs. Is there a way to install
DNS, Active Directory and WINS without a network connection. I could connect
the server to our cisco router but it's not going to be connected either.
I'm not sure it can be that simple. Is there a trick to doing this? Can it
even be done? Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!

Bill Smith
bill@onsitefast.com

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Anonymous
July 13, 2005 2:36:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

In news:1453C219-CA55-428A-A011-E3C25902B45F@microsoft.com,
Just Smitty <Just Smitty@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
> We are conducting some training on installing and setting up Windows
> 2000 server. We want to install active directory, set up DNS, DHCP
> WINS and file and print services. We will be also installing
> exchange. We plan on setting up one server as the PDC, a router, 4
> laptops on two subnets and two networked printers. The server is in
> a controlled environment and will not have any network access outside
> of the router which will not be connected to any other network.
> Basically we are seting up a test site. With no outside network or
> internet access. Right now, the nics have been configured with
> static IPs. DNS is installed and the nics have thier individual IPs
> as the DNS IP. The NICs have no cables plugged in them.
>
> We started with the server and have gone through the initial setup
> process. We did not make the server a PDC during the initial setup
> process. We kept it on a work group to make it easy. Once windows
> was installed, we attempted to make the server the first/only server
> on a domain. We ran the "Configure This Server" wizard and keep
> running into the same error. When it gets to the installing the
> active directory portion. It says it cannot connect to the network
> and then cancels the setup without an option to continue. This is
> because there are no cables connected to the NICs. Is there a way to
> install DNS, Active Directory and WINS without a network connection.
> I could connect the server to our cisco router but it's not going to
> be connected either. I'm not sure it can be that simple. Is there a
> trick to doing this? Can it even be done? Any help you can give
> would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Bill Smith
> bill@onsitefast.com

All you need is a hub or a switch, my friend.
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