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Domain Controller

Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I need to test the performance of an application. I have two laptops that are not connected to any network.  To test this>>I installed windows 2003 r2 on both laptops and is trying to install the domain controller on both laptops. There is NO network configuration present on either laptop. I have a crossover cable connecting both laptops. I am a novice, how can I make this work?
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as XoRd said, if you want to use cross-over cable.. you have to enter the IP manually (should be same subnet)

e.g. 192.168.0.x    (.1 .2 ... .254)
subnet should be :

to ensure that they are connected, try to ping each other.

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I made the first laptop the dc using a crossover cable.  the rest of the configuration was pretty straight forward. Both laptops was able to communicate.

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