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drdoug26

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Hi All,

I'm trying to get the 'bugs' out of win2k server. (I'm pretty good with old NT 4.0 server but our office application has just switched over to win2k server.)

Could someone please tell me what Windows componets I need and which subcomponets I need in 'networking services' to make this work.

SetUp: Server(win2k server), 5 workstations (winXP pro)
Domain: Chiro
DHCP: is already dished out by our dsl router.
We do NOT have a web site or own a name.

I've got it running right now but the workstaion logon is very long. Sometime up to five minutes! I must be doing something wrong! I'm thinking that I do not need the ISS installed but I'll wait for some advice.

In the event log I'm getting 15 - 20 errors per hour all saying:
Event 5774, Source Net log on,

I ran that active directory wizzard and this is how it set up the server for me. (setup to be 1st domain controller, Then answered the following:

- create new domain tree (yes)
- Create new Forest (yes)
- Give a full DNS name (Call it Chiro.COM)
- Domain Net Bios Name (yes)
- Database & log locations (c:\Winnt\ntds)
- sysvol folder (c:\winnt\sysvol)


These are the networking subcomponets installed (checked)

1) COM internet Servie Proxy
2) DNS
3) DHCP (which I just un installed but problems continue)
4) Internet Authentication Service
5) QoS Admission Control Service
6) Simple TCP/IP Service
7) Wins (Windows Internet Name Service

These are the Windows Componets installed

1) indexing service
2) Internet information service (IIS)
3) Networking Service
4) Script Debugger

Sorry to put this mess up here but I'm getting desperate.

Doug
 

rogerdugans

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It sounds like the clients are looking for the DHCP server on the internal network and having a hard time finding it..

If they are but can't find one it can take a long time for them to fully boot- and they may not come up with a valid ip every single time.

Two suggestions:
set the gateway and DNS entries on the clients to the ip of the router, and make sure that the subnet matches

For a network that size I reccomend static IP anyway: a bit faster booting and less problematic overall.

Even using different IP addresses for the DHCP Server (router) and Domain Controller (Win2K Server) should not be an issue, but I have seen a few weird occurences; static ip on a small network gets rid of the issue.
 
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drdoug26

drdoug26

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Thanks Rodger!

I'll make the IPs static today.

Can I Uninstall some of these componets that were
installed by the active directory wizard. I bet that I do not need the internet information service (IIS).

And I bet I do not need WINS, Internet Authentication service or the Internet Authentication services installed either.

Thanks again,

Doug
 

rogerdugans

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NP;)

I hope that takes care of the issues......

As far as Active Directory Services are concerned I can't be much help there as I haven't really messed with it......yet.

My routine for checking services (besides hitting tweak sites) is to stop them one at a time and then seeing if I lose any needed functionality- if I lose something I know what to turn back on.

Once I am certain that a given service is not needed I'll set it to manual or disabled- usually manual since some things I don't use much do get occasional use; with manual they WILL start if needed still, but they don't utilize resources unless they are in use.

BTW: I usually don't "sign" posts, but I'll make an exception in this case:D

Doug