Share Internet Connection / Active Directory


How can I share my dial-up internet connection sharing when Active Directory is installed? I've encountered that when Active Directory is not installed Internet Connection Sharing can be enabled. Is there any configuration to do?

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Sorry, you can't do that with ICS on a DC:
How To Set Up Internet Connection Sharing in Windows Server 2003
"CAUTION: Before proceeding with the procedures in this article, note the following points:
Do not use ICS on a network that:
* Has a Windows Server 2003 domain controller"

You might be able to do that with NAT, but it's quite a risk to expose your domain controller directly to the internet. You'd be a lot better off (with far less trouble implementing it) if you invest into a small router/firewall combination.
For the sake of completeness:
How to configure Network Address Translation in Windows Server 2003

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Fatal_ExceptionSystems EngineerCommented:
As long as you are not running Active Directory, Static Addressing inside your LAN, or have services like DHCP, DNS, etc. on another server, you can enable ICS on a 2003 system...  Follow the directions in this MS article:

How To Set Up Internet Connection Sharing in Windows Server 2003;en-us;324286
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