I'm a developer, not a network guy. So decided to take the intellectual chanellge of installing windows 2003 server + configure on a production server. Want to sit later in the year the exam for it.
A contractor who works in my office, mentioned, I do the following steps
1.Install software - done
2.DHCP - done
3.DNS - at this point
4.AD - still to do
5.Users + Groups - still to do
Can someone tell from DNS Settings I'm going in right direction so far. If I look at %systemroot%\debug\configure your log.log nothing mentioned about DNS.
"Configurations for DHCP Server
Install DHCP Server and run the new scope wizard
DHCP installed and the new scope wizard completed successfully"
Range - 192.168.0.1 .. 192.168.0.254
Subset Mask - 255.255.255.0
Router - 192.168.0.1
Server - 192.168.0.2
Router(default Gateway) - 192.168.0.1
Parent Domain - wwlProductionPD.com
Server name - wwlProductionS IP address - 192.168.0.2
--> seems ok
Ip address - 192.168.0.2
subnet - 255.255.255.0
default gateway - 192.168.0.1
dns server - 192.168.0.2
-> Create a forward lookup zone - select this option (small network)
-> primary server location page -> this server maintains the zone
-> zone name -> wwlProductionPD.com
-> file name -> wwlProductionPD.com.dns
-> allow both nonsecure and secure dynamic updates - select this option
-> forwarders page -> 192.168.0 (***)
IP Address - server assigned
P DNS - 22.214.171.124
S DNS 126.96.36.199
*** -> should this not include ISP details somewhere? If it is obvious question, apologises up front.
(A).What changes do I need to do further ?
(B).how do u tell it has been DNS successfully installed + configured, is that via log ?
Then I hit active directory next..
Thanks in advance.