I am studying for the 270 test as my first Microsoft exam. I am\nconcentrating on XP Pro, but I need to setup a Server 2003 server that will\nbe the domain controller, and DNS server, then later an RIS server for the\nlab.\nThe lab network is connected to a Linksys router that's connected to a cable\nmodem. The Linksys also provides DHCP and internet access for the\nworkstations on the network. I set up the server to have a static address\nand it also needs internet access.\n\nI have an XP workstation and a Win2k laptop.\nThe Win 2k laptop is connected via wireless and when I try to join it to the\ndomain I am prompted for a user name and password as expected. However, the\nXP workstation is connected to the Linksys router via an ethernet cable, and\nis unable to see the domain. (I would have expected to have more problems\nwith the wireless Win2k laptop.)\n\nI was trying various DNS server settings and I can't get the XP Pro\nworkstation to see the domain controller. I finally formatted the server\nand I'll try again later with all the default settings again.\n\nI really did not want to spend so much time configuring the server since I\nam just trying to do the workstation exercises for now.\nWhat are the minimum basic steps you need to do with the DNS server setup so\nthat the computers on the network will be able to resolve the server's host\nname and join the AD? It looks like leaving everything at default doesn't\nwork.