Installing ADS


Is it necessary that the Computer be connected to a network before installing ADS in Widnows 2000?

Can i install ADS on a server without connecting it to a LAN?

Thank you,
Aragorn ;-)
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oBdAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well, sort of. You need to connect the NIC to some other hardware, or dcpromo will fail.

"Active Directory Installation Failed" Error Message When You Use Dcpromo.exe to Promote a Server
Gareth GudgerCommented:
ADS = Active Directory?

No I dont believe you can. I think I tried it before and it needs a NIC with an active connection and an IP address.
When I do a lot of my installations where I am replacing an existing server, I will connect the Server in to just a four-port hub that is connected to nothing.  This allows me to setup the active directory while the other server is still in full production.  Also allowing easy connectivity for the transfer of data.
th3 strid3r,

I was just wondering if your question was answered?
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