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Domian or workgroup question
waddy Jun-18-01 02:56 PM
I have a free DNS name ... when i install win2K server it asks to enter a domain name can i out my DNS name and use that or do I have use workgroup ??

im sort of lost between the difference etc ...

any help appreciated..


1. RE: Domian or workgroup question
lbyard Jun-18-01 04:29 PM
In response to message 0
Setting-up a domain (a network “kingdom” managed, ruled by a server, the “King”) allows more security features/refinement and puts them the under the control of the server (domain controller). If you do, the workgroup name has to be the same as the domain name. You can use a registered domain name or, if you are not going to put the server on the Internet (e.g., a web server on the Internet, accessible from the Internet, which requires a static IP from your service provider and a web server such IIS running on the Win 2K server), you can invent any name you desire (it must not contain "funny" characters). I am assuming that you have the server version of 2K, which you must have to setup a domain controller. Larry

2. RE: Domian or workgroup question
waddy Jun-18-01 10:55 PM
In response to message 1
Larry would a free one like dyndns.org or dynip.com
for example waddysworld.dynip.com ? as a domain ?

Im on static IP

be ok ?

3. RE: Domian or workgroup question
lbyard Jun-19-01 02:30 PM
In response to message 2
I (or you) would have to setup a server and try it... Aren't you using your static IP? Larry

4. RE: Domian or workgroup question
waddy Jun-19-01 04:28 PM
In response to message 3
Static IP ........... DSL ..if it does change i just go to my DNS provider and update it

Ill give it a try and let you know how i go

should be all up and running thursday

5. RE: Domian or workgroup question
lbyard Jun-19-01 04:56 PM
In response to message 4
Your ISP might have some rather strict rules about putting a server on the network. Most do. Many monitor their networks looking for improper use. My service provider sends out cease and desist orders before doing anything; others may just simply cut-you-off. Larry

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