How to configure Network Address Translation in Windows Server 2003

To configure the Routing and Remote Access and the Network Address Translation components, your computer must have at least two network interfaces: one connected to the Internet and the other one connected to the internal network. You must also configure the network translation computer to use Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). If you use dial-up(…)

How to Configure Routing and Remote Access Service in Windows Server 2003

Turn On Routing and Remote Access Service The Routing and Remote Access service is automatically installed during the installation of Windows Server 2003. By default, however, this service is turned off. Turn On Windows Server 2003 Routing and Remote Access Service to Allow Dial-Up Connections or VPN Connections 1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools,(…)

How To Configure a VPN Server to Act as a Router in Windows Server 2003

To configure the server to act as a VPN server and a router: 1. Start the Routing and Remote Access Server Setup Wizard a. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Routing and Remote Access. b. In the Routing and Remote Access utility, click your server, and then click Configure and Enable Routing(…)

How To Install and Configure a DHCP Server in a Workgroup in Windows Server 2003

How to Install the DHCP Service Before you can configure the DHCP service, you must install it on the server. DHCP is not installed by default during a typical installation of Windows Standard Server 2003 or Windows Enterprise Server 2003. You can install DHCP either during the initial installation of Windows Server 2003 or after(…)

How to Use the NETSH Command to Change from Static IP Address to DHCP

You can use the netsh command in Windows 2000 to script the process of changing a computer from a static Internet Protocol (IP) address to Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or vice versa. The netsh command accomplishes this task without the need to restart the computer. This feature is particularly useful for laptops that move(…)

How to install and configure a DHCP server

Installing the DHCP Service You can install DHCP either during or after the initial installation of Windows 2000 Server or Advanced Server, although there must be a working DNS in the environment. To validate your DNS server, click Start, click Run, type cmd, press ENTER, type ping friendly name of an existing DNS server in(…)

How to Configure the DNS Server in Windows

To configure DNS by using the DNS snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC), follow these steps: 1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DNS. 2. Right-click Forward lookup zones, and then click New Zone 3. When the New Zone Wizard starts, click Next. You are prompted for a zone(…)

How to Install Microsoft DNS Server

Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs. 2. Click Add or Remove Windows Components. 3. In the Components list, click Networking Services (but do not select or clear the check box), and then click Details. 4. Click to select the Domain Name System (DNS) check box, and then click(…)

How to add a Workstation to the Domain in Windows

The final step in this process is to add a member server to the domain. This process also applies to workstations. To add a computer to the domain, follow these steps: a. Log on to the computer that you want to add to the domain. b. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. c. Click(…)

How to Add Users to Group in Windows 2003

After you create the new user, give this user account membership in a group that permits that user to perform administrative tasks. Because this is a laboratory environment that you are in control of, you can give this user account full administrative access by making it a member of the Schema, Enterprise, and Domain administrators(…)

How to Add Users and Computers to the Active Directory Domain

After the new Active Directory domain is established, create a user account in that domain to use as an administrative account. When that user is added to the appropriate security groups, use that account to add computers to the domain. 1. To create a new user, follow these steps: a. Click Start, point to Administrative(…)

How To Create an Active Directory Server in Windows Server 2003

After you have installed Windows Server 2003 on a stand-alone server, run the Active Directory Wizard to create the new Active Directory forest or domain, and then convert the Windows Server 2003 computer into the first domain controller in the forest. To convert a Windows Server 2003 computer into the first domain controller in the(…)