Setting up Domain with DNS and DHCP
Posted on 2011-03-24
Hey Everyone -
Just recently setup a new Server wtih Server 2008 Standard as a sole server (DC). Normally I setup Server 2003 SBS servers which I find a little more easy (probably biased). However, setting up a domain was a bit different.
The client currently had a single laptop on his network which is owned by the landlord. Before i setup the Server in the office, I provided a static IP for the router to interface with the landlords connection, the internal router address as 192.168.1.1 and DCHP from the Server starting at 192.168.1.100. This allowed all users to connect to the web in the mean time. One thing to note: there are only two laptops connecting to the server and they are connecting wirelessly on the network.
However, I then setup the domain via DCPROMO and enabled the DNS Server and DHCP Server. I gave the server a static IP of 192.168.1.5 and started DCHP Server to give out addresses after 192.168.1.99. DNS was setup as well. I then removed DHCP from the router.
However, the wireless clients were unable to be added to the domain without changing the DNS entry in the TCP/IP settings to 192.168.1.5. I then removed that entry after joining the domain, but then they are unable to get to the internet.
These laptops are regularly taken home and need fully dynamic TCP/IP settings.
Anything I'm missing?