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Building a Windows Server 2003 R2 Name Server from the ground up

Boot Install CD

Computer name: NS1 (the first part of the domain name)

Use default settings through the second disk

Install device drivers

install chrome

Enable Remote Desktop

install service pack 2

Activate Windows

Add Roles

Select "Typical Configuration of First Server"

Uninstall DHCP role since it is handled by the router

Active Directory Domain Name
Full Name of Domain: primarycomputer.net

change to local network 192.168.1

Point the NIC DNS to own IP (not 127.0.0.1)

This may have caused this netdiag error:

DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed
[WARNING] The DNS entries for this DC are not registered correctly on DNS server '192.168.1.61'. Please wait for 30 minutes for DNS server replication.
[WARNING] The DNS entries for this DC are not registered correctly on DNS server '127.0.0.1'. Please wait for 30 minutes for DNS server replication.
[FATAL] No DNS servers have the DNS records for this DC registered.
 

 

download and install support tools

Adjust router to disable DNS relaying

Make sure primarycomputer.net zone allows no updates to eliminate the including of a private ip.

Installing Apache

Download the latest distribution (VC10 from Apache Lounge and install

 

 
 
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