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Windows server How i create new domain server,from workgroup server. If i put dcpromo command it is the way to install ADS. ADS is not siutable for cuurent server HP proliant ML110 G5. So please help me to create a new domain without ADS. Regards., S.Manikandan mani@merittech.co.in

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Hello,

my suggestion is: without ADS, we cannot create a domain server(till 2003 server). because, ADS is only known as Server and also it is the primary record for a domain creation.

we can go for installing ADS, by two methods.

1. using "dcpromo" command

2. Go to Administrative tools on the control panel. we can see the manage your server wizard. work with this.

we can install some services later, like dns,dhcp,ris. but ADS is the primary part.

bye,

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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Hello there


First you should take a look at microsoft's website for further information and explanation but this is how it's usually done



If you're planning on creating a new domain and making that server the first DC (domain controller) you will need to:

- first change the DNS suffix on the server (to the domain suffix) and then run the wizard to upgrade it's status to a DC.
- while doing the upgrade, you will want to enable DNS on the DC and create your forward and reverse lookup zones.
- make sure your server's DNS address in TCP/IP settings points to itself for DNS resolution.

After rebooting, it will take a while to log back on. Once you have, ensure DNS is working properly and the DC is also working properly.

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Thank you for the last one. know i want to set up mu 3laptops on the windows server 2008 r2 standered and use the server as a domain and the laptops as well like a domain.


first you need to setup the roles in the server, go to the manage server console, ( can be found as a shortcut in the taskbar or under start menu ) then open the console and go to add roles.

1 - add active directory

2 - in the process it will ask you to install the DNS server role ( do it )

3 - after installing the role in the CMD command prompt type DCPROMO

4 - the DC controller installation and setup will beging ( do not do anything during this proccess )

5 - when asked by DC setup to choose what type of domain functionality level do the following

1 - windows 2003 ( this is for compatibility for windows server running 2003 and XP machines )

2 - Windows Server 2008 ( at this point nothing lower than XP can be added to the DC of course domain functionalities will increase - Only other 2008 server domain controller can be added and cluster migration from server 2003 to 2008 is not supported. )

3 - Windows Server 2008 R2 ( at this point only machines running Vista and 7 can be added to domain - windows xp is no longer supported. All the functionalities of the domain controller are available)

keep in mind once you promote the domain controller to a higher level it can't be brouht to a lower level.

once active directory is installed restart you server and the you should be able to add the clients pc or laptos to the DC example

- right click over my computer icon
- click on properties
- computer name
- change the computer from workgroup to domain
- type your FQDN ( fully qualified domain name) example: mynetwork.local or mysite.com
- apply changes and restart
- your computer will be part of the domain next time system boots up.

Mar 01, 2011 | Operating Systems

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BDC for Windows Server 2003


Windows 2003 does not use the PDC/BDC format like the old NT did. They are all just considered DC's now.

Just run dcpromo on the new domain controler and select the option "additional dc to an existing domain". Once that is done, if you are using Active Directory, it will sync up with the other DC.

Jan 23, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard...

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Domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable.


Hiii

Ok after assiging a workgroup to the domain, plz make sure u gpupdate ur system , certain times it does take 60mins for changes to take effect.

Regards.

Sep 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Dear sir, How can i configure my domain


First and formost, you need following check list before configuration
1) System partition must be formatted as NTFS.
2) Machine must have static IP address.
3) DNS installed

Then run a dcpromo command and configure domain.

Jun 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Hello,

this is not a sufficient to answer. but, you can get some idea in the following information:

if you have a plan to install AD:
  • install AD using manage your server wizard. (or)
  • install AD using DCPROMO command
After, you have to follow the AD installation instructions to store the ntds and sysvol files.

installing dns, is also need for a domain to adding clients.

after this, you can get your desired domain controller and active director users and computers information.

i think, this may be useful for you.

thanks,

Feb 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Domain creation


Hai,
You go to this site tucktail.In that site U check your desired domain name available r not.And then register the domain name.

Jan 27, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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I have insttall A D but not open the active directoryes user & computer


Hello,

If you are using server 2003, please check it out where the ntds and sysvol files are stored, when installing ADS.

You have two option to view the successfull AD:

  • opening AD users and computer on Administrative tools.
  • viewing Domain option (xyz.com), when you logon to an account.
if, these process are not available for you. There is no option other than reinstalling ADS using dcpromo.

thanks,

Jan 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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hi,
the difference between workgroup and the domain is
workgroup is a peer to peer network, no centralised administration and security is less.
domain is a client/ server network, administration will be done by domain and is more secure.



ramana
sys admin

Jul 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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How to configure samba server


Hi satveergaur

Follow these instruction to configure samba server

To configure Samba using a graphical interface, use the Samba Server Configuration Tool.

The Samba Server Configuration Tool is a graphical interface for managing Samba shares, users, and basic server settings. It modifies the configuration files in the /etc/samba/ directory. Any changes to these files not made using the application are preserved.

To use this application, you must be running the X Window System, have root privileges, and have the redhat-config-samba RPM package installed. To start the Samba Server Configuration Tool from the desktop, go to the Main Menu Button (on the Panel) => System Settings => Server Settings => Samba or type the command redhat-config-samba at a shell prompt (for example, in an XTerm or a GNOME terminal).



 Samba Server Configuration Tool



Note
The Samba Server Configuration Tool does not display shared printers or the default stanza that allows users to view their own home directories on the Samba server.

 Configuring Server Settings

The first step in configuring a Samba server is to configure the basic settings for the server and a few security options. After starting the application, select Preferences => Server Settings from the pulldown menu. The Basic tab is displayed as shown in Figure 24-2.



 Configuring Basic Server Settings

On the Basic tab, specify which workgroup the computer should be in as well as a brief description of the computer. They correspond to the workgroup and server string options in smb.conf.



 Configuring Security Server Settings

The Security tab contains the following options:


Authentication Mode — This corresponds to the security option. Select one of the following types of authentication.


ADS — The Samba server acts as a domain member in an Active Directory Domain (ADS) realm. For this option, Kerberos must be installed and configured on the server, and Samba must become a member of the ADS realm using the net utility, which is part of the samba-client package. Refer to the net man page for details. This option does not configure Samba to be an ADS Controller.

Domain — The Samba server relies on a Windows NT Primary or Backup Domain Controller to verify the user. The server passes the username and password to the Controller and waits for it to return. Specify the NetBIOS name of the Primary or Backup Domain Controller in the Authentication Server field.

The Encrypted Passwords option must be set to Yes if this is selected.

Server — The Samba server tries to verify the username and password combination by passing them to another Samba server. If it can not, the server tries to verify using the user authentication mode. Specify the NetBIOS name of the other Samba server in the Authentication Server field.

Share — Samba users do not have to enter a username and password combination on a per Samba server basis. They are not prompted for a username and password until they try to connect to a specific shared directory from a Samba server.

User — (Default) Samba users must provide a valid username and password on a per Samba server basis. Select this option if you want the Windows Username option to work. Refer to Section 24.2.1.2 Managing Samba Users for details.

Encrypt Passwords — This option must be enabled if the clients are connecting from a Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3, or other more recent versions of Microsoft Windows. The passwords are transfered between the server and the client in an encrypted format instead of in as a plain-text word that can be intercepted. This corresponds to the encrypted passwords option. Refer to Section 24.2.3 Encrypted Passwords for more information about encrypted Samba passwords.

Guest Account — When users or guest users log into a Samba server, they must be mapped to a valid user on the server. Select one of the existing usernames on the system to be the guest Samba account. When guests logs in to the Samba server, they have the same privileges as this user. This corresponds to the guest account option.

After clicking OK, the changes are written to the configuration file and the daemon is restart; thus, the changes take effect immediately.

 Managing Samba Users

The Samba Server Configuration Tool requires that an existing user account be active on the system acting as the Samba server before a Samba user can be added. The Samba user is associated with the existing user account.


To add a Samba user, select Preferences => Samba Users from the pulldown menu, and click the Add User button. On the Create New Samba User window select a Unix Username from the list of existing users on the local system.

If the user has a different username on a Windows machine and will be logging into the Samba server from the Windows machine, specify that Windows username in the Windows Username field. The Authentication Mode on the Security tab of the Server Settings preferences must be set to User for this option to work.

Also configure a Samba Password for the Samba User and confirm the Samba Password by typing it again. Even if you select to use encrypted passwords for Samba, it is recommended that the Samba passwords for all users are different from their system passwords.

To edit an existing user, select the user from the list, and click Edit User. To delete an existing Samba user, select the user, and click the Delete User button. Deleting a Samba user does not delete the associated system user account.

The users are modified immediately after clicking the OK button.

Starting and Stopping the Server

On the server that is sharing directories via Samba, the smb service must be running.

View the status of the Samba daemon with the following command: /sbin/service smb status


Start the daemon with the following command: /sbin/service smb start


Stop the daemon with the following command: /sbin/service smb stop


To start the smb service at boot time, use the command: /sbin/chkconfig --level 345 smb on

Regards,
TheAssembler

Jun 06, 2008 | Operating Systems

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