I have a dl320g2 server that I have installed server 2003 r2 evaluation copy on for my mcsa. I ran dcpromo via the manages your server wizard, and named the domain ceinc.localdomain. This server is connected by both NICs (one is software disabled) to a Linksys 24-port 10/100 +2 port gigabit switch +2 miniGIBC (model sr2246), which is in turn connected to a Belkin N+ wireless router (model f5d8235-4 v2), then to my Motorola Surfboard cable modem. I do not want to publish my domain as of yet, I just want to get this running for studying purposes. I only want to install AD, but most sources say I need DNS. I am unable to join any pc to the domain, with or without DNS. I am able to ping the server (ceisrv01) by ip on a client pc, but not by host name. It looks like it is trying to go through the wireless router to do so... see attached #1 (router namespace can/has been renamed to CEI). I am able to ping by host name AND ip from the server, no issues. The IP address of the Belkin router is 192.168.2.1.
The DNS setup is as shown, attached #2.
The NIC in use is configured as shown in attached #3.
NSLookup is shown in attached #4.
An attempt to join the domain produces the attached #5
Im looking to have eveything on the internal network set as dynamic (except the server of course), I just want a pc to join the domain.
If you need any further specific info, please let me know and I will do my best.