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    Hi,

    I'm using virtual box with a windows 2008 R2 and also Windows XP.

    Would anyone have instructions for setting up a AD test environment ?

    I'm using a wireless connection. With 192.168.X.X range.

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    Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

    the same way you'd setup AD in a live environment.
    The same way that thousands of pre-existing documents on the internet tell you how to do it.
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    • #3
      Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

      I cant find any good documentation on the internet.
      Would you have a links to setting up a home test environment ?

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      • #4
        Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

        http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+setup+active+directory

        Daniel's articles on this site didn't tell you what you wanted to know?

        If you tell us the specific steps you're having difficulty with, then perhaps we can help you. As it stands, we don't know what problem you're having.
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        • #5
          Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

          Originally posted by ronaldo7 View Post
          I cant find any good documentation on the internet.
          Would you have a links to setting up a home test environment ?
          then i'm sorry, but I'm going go have to say this.

          You Fail at Internet. Which concerns me, because one of the necessary traits of a GOOD IT Person, is the ability to actually research things.
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          • #6
            Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

            The setup I have at the moment is.

            I'm using virtual box with 2 hosts configured on it.
            1. Windows 2008r2 server
            2. Windows XP Professional

            They are both connected to the internet via a wireless connection, no lan attached.

            They are configured with 192.168.1.x address.
            The default gateway they have is 192.168.1.1

            The windows 2008r2 server is configured with a static IP address 192.168.1.10

            I have the windows 2008r2 server configured with
            - Active Directory Domain Services
            - Active Directory Certificate Services
            - DHCP Server
            - DNS

            The setups went fine on the windows 2008r2 server.

            The problem, I'm having is I canít get the windows xp pc to connect to the domain I setup.
            The domain looks to be running fine, I can ping the windows 2008r2 server from the xp machine.

            Does anyone know what could be causing the issue? Am I missing an install or do I need to enable something on the AD server to get the domain up and running? Or could it be an issue with the network configuration.

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            • #7
              Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

              Make sure the XP VM is using the server for DNS.
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              • #8
                Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

                how about what error do you get when you try to join the domain ?
                are you using the full domain name (ie testdomain.com) or just the domain portion ? (ie testdomain)
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                • #9
                  Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

                  I dont have the XP machine configured with the AD dns. I'll set this up when I get home.

                  I'm using the full domain name when trying to connected.


                  Ill change the DNS and see if it resolves the issue.


                  Cheers for the help.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Setting up a home test AD environment

                    I had assumed the XP machine was using the server as its DHCP, since you have DHCP running on there - is the relevant option not set in DHCP then? Or are you using your router (or whatever else) for the XP machine's DHCP?
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                    BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

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                    "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                    "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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