10-27-2019 02:35 PM
10-27-2019 02:35 PM
only joined. hope everyone is ok :)
i have just started studyin mcsa, instead of buying teh server and pcs, i opted out for virtualisation.
i have installed server 2016 first then 3 pc.
the problem is i cant seem to add any of the 3 pcs to my server.
can anyone help please?
10-27-2019 04:07 PM
I'd check that the domain controller and problem members all have the static ip address of DC listed for DNS and no others such as router or public DNS
10-28-2019 12:49 AM
this is the guide for you, using virtualized server and how to create and join domain
And a video:
a Microsoft article:
Let me know if you need any help with that
10-28-2019 06:28 AM
11-01-2019 02:17 PM - edited 11-01-2019 02:20 PM
Thank you, hmm lets see,
you need to type the full domain name in the there, so instead of "contoso" you need to type "contoso.local" or something like that.
do you remember which domain name and extension (such as .local .com .net etc) you chose when you were setting up Active Directory Domain Controller role on your server?
in this step:
from this guide
11-01-2019 02:24 PM
Well that's because http://contoso.com/ is a real world domain owned by Microsoft.
you need to use a local domain for your setup, one that is not taken, or buy a domain and add it to your server.
though I think you can use http://contoso.com/ if you set your Windows client's DNS settings to only point to your own local DNS server's and not any outside DNS network.
then on your DNS server, you should put 127.0.0.1 in your primary DNS server and leave Secondary DNS server empty.
only this way you can achieve that.
11-01-2019 02:33 PM
you can access this from control panel
this is how DNS section of your DNS server (which is a different Windows server with DNS server role installed in it) should look like.
And this is how DNS section of your client computer, the one that is trying to contact your domain controller, should look like
The IP address i put there is just an example, you need to set your own DNS server's IP address there.
11-02-2019 02:50 AM