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How do I install sharepoint on one server and use a domain controller from another?

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I am new to setting up multiple server configurations.  In the past i used small business servers but now i need to install sharepoint on one machine, SQL on another, and have  an active directory domain controller on another.  Splitting SQL server and Sharepoint didnt seem difficult but i need some help getting the UO groups from the primary domain controller to be the defining roles on the sharepoint server.   There are several versions of active directory.  I assume i need to install one of them and somehow link them to the primary AD?

My Setup
1.  Sharepoint Server  192.168.1.1
2.  Domain Controler, Primary  192.168.1.2
3.  SQL Server  192.168.1.3

Any reference or help getting started with my first AD setup with multiple computers would be greatly appriciated.
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First thing you should do is set up your Domain controller. Install the OS, and use DCPROMO to install Active Directory (first domain controller in a new forest). See this article for steps: http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_install_active_directory_on_windows_2003.htm
Remember that the domain controller will also need to be a DNS server, and that the server will need to look towards itself as it's primary DNS server.
Assuming your machines are already set up, you then join them to the domain. See here : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295017. They are then member servers on the domain.
After this you will have a domain set up, with one DC and two member servers. You can then create domain user accounts on the DC, and start joining other machines. Remember that from now on you use domain user accounts, not local accounts on the machine (ensure the 'Log on to' box shows the domain name when you log in to a machine.
Hope this gives you something to get started with....
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Ah.. see i was trying to be more complicated and install lightweight AD and such.,. all i need to do is join my sharepoint server to the domain.  Which is already a domain controller.  Sounds easy enough.  Thanks a bunch
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