"Jack" <noreply@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I want to add a server role to my guest OS Win2.3k server... DC
> I want to be able to play with Active Directory, mostly querying it using
> I'm not really from a networking knowledge (more app prog). When I try to
> add this role Win2.3k asks me for a DNS FQDN. As this guest is just a
> stand alone instance there is no domain etc.
> Am I able to get around this stuff so I can get AD up and running?
If you want to play with AD, the best method is to put the server in
Local Only and give it a static IP in its own IP subnet (ie not the same one
as the host). You can then set up AD in its own domain with its own DNS (and
DHCP if you like).
With only 2G of memory you are pretty limited, but you could probably
run an XP guest as well if you give both server and client 512M each. Put
the guest in Local Only as well and it should get its network config from
DHCP on the server.