Installing Active Directory on standalone server

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Bri, May 7, 2004.

  1. Bri

    Bri Guest

    Please help i feel such a fool...have an evaluation
    licence that i got with the training manual but have
    problems trying to install AD. The server is standalone
    with no network connections but receive errors that there
    is no network connection, surely you can install AD with
    a standalone server for training purposes..no mention in
    Microsoft training manual that you need 2 servers
    attached. Many thanks

    Bri
     
    Bri, May 7, 2004
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  2. Bri

    Andy Foster Guest

    "Bri" <> wrote in message
    news:9aeb01c43416$b6fe23d0$...
    > Please help i feel such a fool...have an evaluation
    > licence that i got with the training manual but have
    > problems trying to install AD. The server is standalone
    > with no network connections but receive errors that there
    > is no network connection, surely you can install AD with
    > a standalone server for training purposes..no mention in
    > Microsoft training manual that you need 2 servers
    > attached. Many thanks
    >


    IIRC need to connect to at least a hub, if not a real network.
     
    Andy Foster, May 7, 2004
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  3. Bri

    Simon Geary Guest

    A network connection is required. The good news is that you can just install
    the Microsoft Loopback adapter using the add hardware wizard. This functions
    as a software NIC.

    "Bri" <> wrote in message
    news:9aeb01c43416$b6fe23d0$...
    > Please help i feel such a fool...have an evaluation
    > licence that i got with the training manual but have
    > problems trying to install AD. The server is standalone
    > with no network connections but receive errors that there
    > is no network connection, surely you can install AD with
    > a standalone server for training purposes..no mention in
    > Microsoft training manual that you need 2 servers
    > attached. Many thanks
    >
    > Bri
     
    Simon Geary, May 7, 2004
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  4. Bri

    Ron Guest

    But one caveat: If you install AD without internet
    connectivity, it will configure the server as a ROOT DNS
    SERVER. You would be unable to resolve any names other
    than on your local network. Also, if it is possible, you
    should have your server networked with a workstation.
    That way you will be able to test your server setups
    through an actual client. Regards.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >A network connection is required. The good news is that

    you can just install
    >the Microsoft Loopback adapter using the add hardware

    wizard. This functions
    >as a software NIC.
    >
    >"Bri" <> wrote in

    message
    >news:9aeb01c43416$b6fe23d0$...
    >> Please help i feel such a fool...have an evaluation
    >> licence that i got with the training manual but have
    >> problems trying to install AD. The server is standalone
    >> with no network connections but receive errors that

    there
    >> is no network connection, surely you can install AD

    with
    >> a standalone server for training purposes..no mention

    in
    >> Microsoft training manual that you need 2 servers
    >> attached. Many thanks
    >>
    >> Bri

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Ron, May 7, 2004
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  5. Bri

    Neil Guest

    "Ron" <> wrote in news:9d1c01c43432
    $fef27c10$:

    > But one caveat: If you install AD without internet
    > connectivity, it will configure the server as a ROOT DNS
    > SERVER. You would be unable to resolve any names other
    > than on your local network. Also, if it is possible, you
    > should have your server networked with a workstation.
    > That way you will be able to test your server setups
    > through an actual client. Regards.


    further to this, if you are not connected to the internet, you may not
    need to resolve non-local DNS names. but if you do create it (AD) while
    not connect to the Internet and want to connect later, delete teh "."
    zone on your DNS server and bob's your uncle...

    HAND

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "you'd do what, to who, for how many biscuits?"
     
    Neil, May 7, 2004
    #5
  6. Bri

    Neil Guest

    "Bri" <> wrote in news:9aeb01c43416
    $b6fe23d0$:

    > Please help i feel such a fool...have an evaluation
    > licence that i got with the training manual but have
    > problems trying to install AD. The server is standalone
    > with no network connections but receive errors that there
    > is no network connection, surely you can install AD with
    > a standalone server for training purposes..no mention in
    > Microsoft training manual that you need 2 servers
    > attached. Many thanks
    >
    > Bri
    >


    get a NIC connected it to a hub, that should set you back what $50? now
    spend a bit more money and get a copy of vmware or VPC and build you
    network in a box. it's nice to test things but it's better to test a
    bunch of things....

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "you'd do what, to who, for how many biscuits?"
     
    Neil, May 7, 2004
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