• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 168
  • Last Modified:

Install Windows 2003 Active Directory without network or Internet access.

I want to setup AD on a brand new server, but I do not have network access at this time.  I just want to get DNS, AD, workgroups, user accounts, file access permissions, etc., setup before it goes to a client site.  I usually have the network and Internet access beforehand, but this time that's not an option.  I just want to avoid doing all this work beforehand, and then when its deployed at the remote location it will have to be redone, etc.  Is this recommended, and will it work setting up well in advance, etc?
0
cmp119
Asked:
cmp119
1 Solution
 
Redwulf__53Commented:
That should not be a problem, although I would recommend connecting the server to a switch or hub, even if there are no other devices connected,  (or install the "Loopback adapter" network card in Windows Device Manager) before installing AD, so the server is "fooled" into thinking it's connected to a network.

0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now