How to set up simple quick DHCP & DNS on W2k3 Server without AD?
Posted on 2006-04-14
I run a small office with 10 terminals and have no IT person. I was running ok on w2k3 using a router for dhcp and apparently the dns service was provided by my isp. Now i have installed a watchguard soho6 firewall and removed the router (they connet to a switch) and my terminals keep losing ability to connect to internet. I have to keep rebooting the firewall to get them to connect. I know I need dhcp and dns from some source, and know i can set up w2k3 server to provide both, and I am afraid (as I don't understand) of AD, so I don't want that. Can someone tell me the absolute simplest way to set this system up for internet access and trusted network access. I use a dell4400 server (actually have two of them) with dual nics (i am not using one, since i dont know what to do with a dual nic setup). I know how to set up tcpip addresses, and type in the dns server addresses, but don't know what numbers to put in. My firewall will provide dhcp if i set it up that way, and its address is 192.168.111.1. I have all the terminals and network printers working ok, just don't know how to get out on the net. And, should I be afraid of AD? I am using a workgroup. Would I benefit from a domain?