#1
  1. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    12

    Creating a Domain?


    Ok, this might sound stupid. But how do you actually go about creating a domain where users log in to? I've taken 2 Win2K classes and setup a few servers, but never had anyone log into a domain? Do I just promote my server to a Primary Domain Controller? Then setup user accounts on the PDC?
  2. #2
  3. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    364
    Rep Power
    13
    Windows 2000 doesn't have Primary or Backup Domain Controllers, they are all just domain controllers. You need to install Active Directory which will setup your domain. Then create usernames and join clients to the domain.
  4. #3
  5. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    12
    sure windoes 2000 doesnt have PDCs or BDCs? I could have sworn I've heard my prof. talk about them. And I thought I read about them last nite in my textbook?

    Anyways, I'm going to be doing this on 2003, so I take it its the same? Just install AD then setup my user accounts? Then go to the different computers and allow them to join the domain?
  6. #4
  7. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    364
    Rep Power
    13
    Yes, I'm sure 2000 domains don't have PDCs or BDCs. Windows 2000 domains are multi-master domains and you can make changes on any domain in a network, not just a PDC like NT 4.

    The easiest way to install Active Directory is to run dcpromo at the Run dialog box.
  8. #5
  9. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    12
    damn. see i thought dcpromo was "domain controller promote"

    oh well, ill do it when i get home tonite.
  10. #6
  11. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    364
    Rep Power
    13
    dcpromo promotes a regular server to a domain controller.
  12. #7
  13. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    12
    i tried to run dcpromo but it couldnt find it? i searched for it too, and nothing?
  14. #8
  15. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    364
    Rep Power
    13
    It's under C:\WINNT\system32. Are you sure you're on Windows 2000 Server?
  16. #9
  17. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    12
    2003 Web Server -- hmmm, maybe THATS the problem?
  18. #10
  19. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    364
    Rep Power
    13
    Yeah, it probably doesn't have the functionality to be a domain controller.
  20. #11
  21. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    12
    yeah someone else just told me it cant. looks like i gotta re-install :-(

    what version should i install?
  22. #12
  23. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    364
    Rep Power
    13
    Using either 2000/2003 Server or Advanced Server should work fine.
  24. #13
  25. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    158
    Rep Power
    12
    2003 Server has different versions...

    Standard
    Enterprise
    Data Center
    Web

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...eeditions.mspx

    according to that page, Web edition has partial support for AD. how can you partially support AD?
  26. #14
  27. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    364
    Rep Power
    13
    Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter can all be domain controllers. I'd use one of those.

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo