1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Windows Server and AD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by FlyingDude, Jan 10, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. FlyingDude

    FlyingDude Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1
    Hi,

    I am not sure if this is the right place to place this thread, but I will just put it here.

    I would like to set up a windows 2000 server or 2003 server with levels of permissions on file and printer sharing for the assigned users.

    Does this require Active Directory?

    If so, from what I have read, Active Directory requires a FQDN. Is this really necessary? What I would like to do is, I do not really want to use my domain name, nor buy another one. Please advice, or point out some where I can find more information. Thanks much!
     
  2. StumpedTechy

    StumpedTechy

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Messages:
    7,234
    Windows server does in fact ultilize AD and this is required use in Windows 2000 and Windows 2003.

    Yes it is very necessary as if you run a domain but don't have AD and DNS setup right you will have slow logins, incorrect browsing, missing computers from the domain, not able to see all users and groups, along with other problems like settiing GPO's and whatnot. Basically VERY messy.

    FQDN can be an internal domain and does not have to have ANY link to your current Domain name you use for web information. As well your FQDN can be anything you want it to be and does not require any type of payment for a domain name.

    Here is some good reading on Active Directory remember that active directory is VERY DNS related so you have to make sure your internal DNS is working properly on your domain.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedirectory/default.mspx

    http://labmice.techtarget.com/activedirectory/default.htm

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pr...elp/a9d684f0-90b1-4c67-8dca-7ebf803a003d.mspx
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/432883

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice