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  • W2K server setup / Roaming profile PLEASE HELP !!

    Hello All, I'm new to this site. Just want to say Thanks for all the help
    this site has provided so far, you guys are GREAT!

    I have a little problem with a Windows 2000 server with AD which installed
    with no problems. The server is not connected to the internet for
    security reasons. However I have 4 windows XP workstations within the domain that each have 2 nic cards. One nic card is configured for the internal DNS usage and the other for internet access through the cable modem.

    Here's my DNS setup on the W2K server:
    IP: 169.254.192.1
    mask: 255.255.0.0
    gateway: 169.254.192.1

    I've setup DHCP on the W2K server as well.

    Problem arises with the 4 XP workstations that has 2 nic cards.
    All the other XP workstations with 1 nic card connects fine with no
    problems onto the domain.

    On the 4 XP workstations with the 2 nic cards, here's what I configured
    it in order for this to work.

    Local Area connection (1st nic card) <== For internal network
    Obtain an IP address automatically
    Use following DNS server 169.254.192.1

    Local Area connection (2nd nic card) <== For internet access
    Obtain an IP address automatically
    Use following DNS Server 169.254.192.1 <=internal DNS ip
    151.11.6.101 <= ISP DNS ip

    This is the only way I can get the internet to work on these 2 nic card
    machines. Am I doing this correctly? They are also connected to
    Gigabits ports, 2 of these machines have gigabit nic cards for the
    Internal network. When I have this setup, there's an exclaimation
    point on the network icon stating that the resources may be limited due to NO IP address being assigned to the device. If I assign ip addresses to the 2 nic cards I can not use the internet. Is there a way to configure this? I tried bridging the 2 nic cards with no success. Please help!

    I also have another problem with roaming profiles.
    On the server I've created a \\server\profiles$ share for everyone
    on the domain.

    Then on each user, under the PATH I place in \\servername\profiles$\accountname to enable roaming profile

    Some users are fine with the roaming profile, but there are users
    on the domain, that takes forever to logon. Are there any troubleshooting tips, and info you can point me to for setting up roaming
    profiles? One user will work fine on the same machine, while another
    user logging on from the same machine takes forever. I do not
    undestand this part. Are there any settings on the server that I can
    tweak for this? Any help will be greatly appreicated, and I love this
    site as you guys are providing excellent help for newbies like me.

    Thank you very much and have a GREAT day!

  • #2
    Re: W2K server setup / Roaming profile PLEASE HELP !!

    Originally posted by pc2005
    This is the only way I can get the internet to work on these 2 nic card
    machines. Am I doing this correctly?
    Im not too sure if there would be another way of doing this. It doesn't harm it in anyway, DNS resolves for your internet may take a while while your server times out and it moves onto your ISP. This is how i have my ISP and VPN connection at home so i can resolve both internet and VPN names without have to switch between.

    Your profile issue. Are you using read only mandatory profiles or are they set to copy users data each time? Profiles can get quite large if the latter is true, you might want to check size of the profiles as temp internet files, cookies, favorites, printers, desktop, my documents etc.. are all saved into the users profile! I have seen tham around 5gb when people use the desktop to save downloads and docs to!!! That takes a few hours to logon!!
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    • #3
      Thanks, now I get this on 1 problematic machine

      This XP workstation has 2 nic cards.

      When I tried to set up the network ID I received the following error:

      DNS was successfully queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain:

      The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.domain

      The following domain controllers were identified by the query:

      server.domainname

      Common causes of this error include:

      - Host (A) records that map the name of the domain controller to its IP addresses are missing or contain incorrect addresses.

      - Domain controllers registered in DNS are not connected to the network or are not running.

      For information about correcting this problem, click Help.

      The setup for this is as follows

      Internal nic setup: Configured IP automatically.
      But for some reason it kept on issuing 169.254.100.146
      My DNS server is 169.254.192.1

      Could this be the problem?

      The second nic card for internet is Configured IP automatically
      DNS I have 169.254.192.1
      ISP DNS 151.x.x.x

      Any help will be appreciated.
      Thanks again!

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      • #4
        Try putting a dns pointer to a couple of servers out side your lan :like msn.com for instance. Also the 169.0.0.0 address usually indicate the devce didnt get a dhcp address. Are you using the 169.0.0.0 ip's on purpose?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by boardswapper
          Try putting a dns pointer to a couple of servers out side your lan :like msn.com for instance. Also the 169.0.0.0 address usually indicate the devce didnt get a dhcp address. Are you using the 169.0.0.0 ip's on purpose?

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