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Server 2003 basic set up

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Paul_o, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Paul_o

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    can anyone point me too a website that describes in not too technical lingo how to set up server 2003 as a domain controller. i have been playing around with and set it up as a typical config for a first server but after i add myself as a user in active directory i cant login on my test pc running xp, both nics on the server and test pc show as disconnected in windows, both nics work after pluging the server or the xp box into my adsl/router but joined together dont. i am a total newbie when it comes to server 2003 so any help is welcome.

    Paul.
     
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  2. zimbo
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  3. Paul_o

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    Thanks Zimbo just printed them off and will have a read through them before having another go at it.
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  4. Bluerinse
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    If you are connecting two computers together with an ethernet cable directly ie not via a switch or a hub etc, you need to use a crossover cable otherwise the NICs will appear to be disconnected.

    More here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossover_cable
     
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  5. Paul_o

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    Thanks Bluerinse i think you've found the problem. i had a feeling it was something stupid i was doing, i know i have a cross over cable somewhere, will have a search when i get home. whats the betting i won't be able to find it, go out and buy another and then come accross the original one.

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  6. Bluerinse
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    LOL the likelyhood of that is very high, it's called sods law :biggrin
     
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