I'm new to Windows 2003 Server and was wondering about the following:
(explanation in details, sorry for being a newbie :D)
If my computer name is DC and i decide to configure it as domain controller, i would:
1. Configure my NIC with static IP
2. Start Manage your server
3. Add remove a role
4. Choose the DNS Server option then install - Next , next, next..........
5. Create a Forward and Reverse lookup zones, Yes create a forward lookup zone
6. Primary zone
7. And here is where i get stuck
If i want to have my domain name to be say mydomain.local since that would be an intranet DNS do i put the whole name "dc.mydomain.local" or just the mydomain.local. Or i can do it either or but i have to add another PTR record later on to fix the resolve?
8. Allow both secure and nonsecure.....
9. Yes create reverse lookup zone
10. Primary zone ..... 192.168.1........Allow both secure and non secure.....Yes i would like to forward queries to ISP DNS....I put in my ISPs IPs
And there you go the first problem, nslookup cannot resolve. However when i create PTR for dc.mydomain.local in reverse lookup things almost work the way they should. Then i have to create two A records in forward based on ip for dc.mydomain.local and for mydomain.local. Is this the right way?
12. Also if i want to make sure that all the machines in my subnet are resolving through the Windows 2003 Server i should setup DHCP on it rather than manually changing the DNS ips on each individual client. I think i got that part ok
13. Also if i nslookup dc is it supposed to say a non-existent domain since that's the name of the server or it's also supposed to resolve as if i nslooup mydomain.local.
I want to make sure that DNS works properly before i proceed to installing DHCP and AD after that. Could anyone give me some advise on that. Thanks.