Active Directory in Windows2k Server


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paul

I am trying to install Active Directory on a new
HP/Compaq Proliant ML330 server. I used the "Startsmrt"
disk provided by HP. The installation and setup went
smooth until I tried to install Active Directory. In this
process, I ran the "Configure Your Server" setup and I
continually get the message, "The operation failed with
the following error! The Network location cannot be
reached."
 
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Cary Shultz [A.D. MVP]

Paul,

I have used the SmartStart CD to install a ton of 'Compaq' Proliant Servers.
Most of them have been the older models ( 1850, 1600, 3000 ) but a few have
been the newer models ( 380, 370 ). Have not done anything with the ML330
yet.

Anyway, if you have already successfully installed WIN2000 on the server and
would now like to make this server a Domain Controller I might suggest that
you simply go Start | Run | dcpromo. I have never used the Configure Your
Server wizard so I can not speak to what is going on. My guess would be
DNS!

Can you provide more details?

Thank you,

Cary
 
P

paul

I have also tried the dcpromo command, I get the same
message. During this wizard it tells me that DNS is not
installed so when it tries to install it gives me the same
message.
Thanks,
Paul
 
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Cary Shultz [A.D. MVP]

Paul,

Does it have the IP Address of an existing DNS Server on your network or is
this the first DC to be in your environment? Did you give it a static IP
Address ( something like 192.168.1.10 or 172.16.30.10 or whatever ) and if
you did do this, did you enter that same IP Address in the DNS part of the
TCP/IP configuration information?

HTH,

Cary
 

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