Active Directory Network Setup

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Mary Mitchell, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. This question might be asked many times but I need help setup AD network in
    VPC. I am trying to setup AD network. My current settings:
    1. Machine 1: Windows Server 2003 (SRV-1) as DC, DNS and DHCP with IP, subnet mask of and the DNS is pointing to Also conifgured the DNS forwarder to the DNS address from the
    host adapter. The default gateway is (the member server IP
    This machine has only one NIC set to Local Only.
    2. Machine 2: Windows Server 2003 (SRV-2) as a member server with IP address
    192.168.6, subnet mask of and no default gateway.
    I set this one with two NIC cards, one Local Only and the second card from
    the host network.
    3. Machine 3, Windows XP Pro (XP-1), member of the domain and getting the IP
    configuration automatically. The adapter is set to Local only.

    All the machine with this configuration can access the Internet. The only
    problem is that I have at this time, from the member server with the two NIC
    cards I cannot ping the other machine by its names but I can ping by the ip
    address. When I ping SRV-1 from SRV-2 by the name it time out and it is
    resolving the IP address to different IP. I can ping SRV-2 from the other
    machine with no problem by name or IP address. Is there is any configuration
    I am missing here? Thanks for the help.
    Mary Mitchell, Sep 5, 2010
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  2. I forgot to mention that on the second server (member server) I configured
    Routing and Remote access on the second adapter as NAT.
    Mary Mitchell, Sep 5, 2010
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  3. Mary Mitchell

    GG Guest

    I'm no expert to AD network.

    However the setup seem odd in terms of gateway point to member server and
    why vm for the master server srv1 with only DC, DHCP, DNS and no other
    domain controller?
    in the simplisitic real world the gateway would be some sort of switch

    take a look at a 2k3/8 server VHD you may be able to download from ms and
    see how they configure the network. you may also want to take advantage of
    ms offering online labs.

    actually this is wrong forum to ask AD
    GG, Sep 18, 2010
  4. Mary Mitchell

    GG Guest

    also if use Nat on the machine one, and machine 3 is physical outside the
    virtual realm, you may encounter problem for machine 3 accessing machine 1
    GG, Sep 20, 2010
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