I have tried this before a few times and it just makes me want to cry !! If someone can I help I'll buy you a million virtual beers Equipment 1 x Athlon 1800XP machine set up with Windows Server 2003 on ** I have installed 2 network cards on this server 1 x Laptop P4 1 x Desktop P4 1 x 4 Port Router Currently laptop, server and desktop are connected to the router - they are not networked - this is just so they can all access the internet through the router The router connects to the internet via Virgin Media's seperate cable modem What I want to do is setup my other 2 computers so they log onto to the domain which will be the server and can then all talk to each other. They can also access the net via the server The Server will connect to the internet via the cable modem which will be attached to network card number 2 I have made the Server a Domain Controller, DNS Server and DHCP server but now I am stuffed and I do not know what to do. If I try to get one of the XP (Pro) machines to find the domain I get an error about DNS. Can anyone help ? I cannot even get a connection on Network Card 2 to access the internet via the cable modem. There is nothing wrong the equipment I just do not know how to configure it all and I cannot find anything on the net meaningful. Pulling my hair out !! Am shortly studing for the MCSA so if anyone can help this would be wicked. thanks in advance B.