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Setting up server 03 for a mess around

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by beaumontdvd, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. beaumontdvd

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    Hi everyone, Ive installed server 03 virtually and downloaded and installed updates. I installed dhcp, AD,DNS Domain Controller, not to sure how to be honest but it was through a wizard that done them all at the same time. My question is if my domain controller is called dave-297c67f33a.smallbusiness.local on the windows xp pc do I go into my computer click join domain and write this into it? Because when I do it says it cannot locate the domain controller. Any help appreciated. Sorry if it's not detailed but I'm a beginner :oops:

    thanks,

    Dave
     
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  2. Sparky
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    You need to make sure the DNS of the client PC is pointing the DC.
     
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  3. beaumontdvd

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    Yay!
    Done it, thanks alot Sparky! Makes everything so much clearer when you actually have a play about. Repped

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    Another quick question whats the difference between domain controller security policy and domain security policy. I tried creating a user in AD but the user didnt meet password requirements so I fiddled about :twisted: and then changed domain controller security policy so that meet password requirements is disabled. Also the password length I changed to 0. But i still had the error about not meeting password requirements. So I found that there is a domin scurity policy and change the minimum password length to 0 there.

    And ran gpupdate /force (I was quite proud of myself) lol

    But my question is whats the difference and why wouldn't one update?

    Regards,

    Dave
     
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  5. Sparky
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    The domain controller policy only applys to domain controllers, this is to increase security. A basic example of this is that a domain user will not be able to log onto a DC.

    For what you want to do here with the password requirements you need to do the same thing but change the default domain policy.
     
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    That makes sense! Cheers mate, getting the hang of it all now, just set quota limits for a few users to see how it works 8) I appreciate your help!

    Thanks,
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    No probs mate. :thumbleft
     
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