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How do I make my server a domain instead of a workgroup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chewie1012, Jul 5, 2003.

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  1. chewie1012

    chewie1012 Thread Starter

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    When I try to put in a domain name under my computer it says the following error occured while trying to validate the name shore-tech. This condition may be caused by a DNS lookup problem. For information about troubleshooting dns lookup problems, please see the following website. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid+5171
    the specified domain does not exist or could not be contacted. When I set up the server I did not set it up as part of a domain because I didn't have a domain name then. I do now and would like to be able to use my server for pop 3 mail etc. Any ideas?
    Jerry
     
  2. DudeXP

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    Whats your server domain.name ? Notice that when you cannot chnage computers name with a '.' user localhost, or your computer name when accessing files on your compuer yourself... for other you can give people your ip address, and make a blind redirection... www.dyndns.org
     
  3. chewie1012

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    I had to install active directory . I figured it out thanks. I clicked on start run and typed in dcpromo. It took me forever to figure that out. Now to figure out setting up pop 3 email at my domain.
     
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