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Windows 2003 Server setup mistake

Learning the hard way here...We setup a brand new Windows 2003 Server.  The mistake made was made when it came time to enter a qualified domain name for the new server.  We entered a .com domain which doesnt exist.  Now we got quite a few dns errors of course.

We probably sould have used something like doman.local instead of domain.com, but now is it too late? Is there a way to save this setup or shold we begin from scratch again?
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Brian Pierce

8/22/2022 - Mon
Network_Data_Support

is this just a member server?


sbcw

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It is.  Only for file sharing and one network app.
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Brian Pierce

I assume you are adding this server to an existing domain then ?
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just  promote it to the correct domain in computer propities
sbcw

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KCTS: We dont actually have a real domain - just an internal server.
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so you want to use a work group?   or you are setting up a DC
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Brian Pierce

So how come you were asked for a qualifed domain name.

Please explain your situation fully, what you have done in detail, and what you are trying to achieve
sbcw

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We need a server to run a network app. and share files.  We want users to have server accounts. We do not have a domain at this time. Thats about as simple as I can say it.,
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well depending on how many users you have you either want to setup a  domain controller to manage ACL and user accounts so then you can join users to the network
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Brian Pierce

So you have installed windows ?
You have given the machine a name ?
I need to know where you entered the qualified domain name - on which screen so I know what you have done