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Setup Windows Domain Control without chaning client DNS and Gateway settings?

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Hi,

It is possible to deploy a domain controller without changing the DNS and Gateway settings on the client machines (win XP)?

My client machines have fixed IP's, DNS servers and gateways and must remain this way for particular applications to work.

Is there a possible work around?
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So are you looking to deploy a DC in addition to what you already have?

Assuming you do not remove any of the other DCs that respond to DNS requests, it shouldn't be a problem. If you are looking to replace a DC, that is another case.
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Sorry, more information...

All the current workstations are part of a Workgroup. They all run an application that requires specific IP address and gateway.

I want to add a DC to help streamline access to various file shares.
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So you are wanting to make all machines part of a domain? If that is the case, their DNS settings WILL have to change as their DNS will have to point to your DC.
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Ok, maybe I can work around that.

Can the gateway stay the same? Different machines have different gateways configured as they use different internet connections.
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That shouldn't be an issue.
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Doesn't matter what gateway they use as long as there is a route to the DC (or they are on the same logical network).
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by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
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Hi,
For this scenario, if you want only one server to be active.

Build a new Domain Controller, If the old server holding any FSMO roles? Then transfer to new server.
And do the IP Swap between 2 DCs. Now the IP remains active.

You can now take down the old Server

Refer below link for IP SWAP:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/89821343-e0c3-442e-801c-a38ace85d836/swapping-ip-addresses-between-two-domain-controllers?forum=winserverDS

Cheers,
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