Ok I’m offering 250 points for this on as most of it I have had answered in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21080974.html
We decided to go windows 2003. So NOW I find my self starting over. I can PING my client from the server. I Cannot ping the server from the client. I just assumed that because it was going one way and not the other that by default 2003 turns off ICMP services?
I think my Active Directory DHCP, DNS and stuff is set up correctly. When I try to LOG into the domain on my CLINTE I get a pop up that says the computer could not be found. ALSO on this one, if I enter the IP of the server in my DNS of the client I loose my internet connection. THUS perhaps something wrong with my forwarding and reverse look up?
ON THE SERVER:
Ipconfig shows : Default server = myservername.mydnsname.loc
Address = 192.168.1.200 (this is what I assighend it to be)
IP = 192.168.1.200
Gateway = 192.168.1.2 (this the ip for our router)
DNS = 192.168.1.200 (pointing to its own IP as I did in 2000)
Went to DNS under admin tools:
Properties for the servername under forwards shows 2 ips both are the DNS Ip’s from my ISP.
I CAN get on the net on the server.
Look at the Forward folder is where I am confused. In 200 there was a “.” That I had to delete. This is not the case in 2003. THERE IS A NEW ONE how ever.
Here there is a folder called _msdcsaServername.local
Inside are folders dc
Then the normal folder servername.altek
Inside here are folders _msdcs
Reveres Look up zone shows folder 192.168.1.x subnet
Ok I need to get this client to find the server. I thought I was doing ok on my own from what I learned but fell on my butt.
HELP where do we go next?