In the process of putting together first server which will act as a Domain Controller and File Server. I need to complete this one week from today. Offering 500 points as I am assuming I will need to split them up. Have already used Server Setup Wizard to install the Domain Controller, DHCP, DNS, and the File Server. More worried about the first three as I am relatively familiar with file sharing. My knowledge when it comes to the first three is rather limited. Basically hoping to get a working solution up and running as I will have more time to better configure the server so long as I get something in place. Walk through would be ideal but any help you can provide would be extremely useful.
Current network is peer to peer and consists of about 10 machines (mostly win xp though a few are win 98), a router/hub, cable modem, and printer (which is currently being shared via xp machine). A bit worried about connecting the win 98 machines to the domain but hoping this article will help: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555038
Assuming I want to connect the server to the network like the rest of the machines rather than between the modem and router. My understanding is that while the clients will use DHCP and DNS via the server, they will still be getting their internet connection directly from the router on up to the modem.
Curious if I need to:
-install WINS server for the 98 machines?
-install print server or if I can keep printer attached to xp machine and continue sharing it?
-worry about SID filtering?
-worry about DNS Forwarders in this single server environment?
-worry about DHCP exclusions?
-restrict DNS server to listen on selected addresses?
Also, I am curious how to specify the router address on the server to use in conjunction with DHCP as the router is the current DHCP server. Do I even need to worry about this?
General DNS and DHCP settings would help. In depth DNS settings would be ideal.
Any general or detailed information would be greatly appreciated. Reading recommendations for small setup like this welcomed.
Thanks in advance,