Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:52 PM
I have some questions, which I have heavily researched and found lots of answers. I have some IP addressing issues I am thinking as far as DNS server, DHCP, etc.
My home network consists of
1 Windows Server 2003 computer
5 Windows XP Professional computers
A wired router and a switch. All computers are hard wired.
I can log on computers to the domain, but it is very slow to log them in which I have been told probably a DNS server issue. I am letting the router handle DHCP. Is this a good idea? Also, should I run the DNS service on the Win Server? I am thinking I have issues with running the services on the server AND the router and this may be causing conflicts.
I have set the IP address on the server to a static private address. (I know public IP will change on occasion) Now, when I set the Server as static what do I use as the DNS Server addresses? The address to the Server 2003, or the address (192.168.1.1) pointing it to the Linksys Router?
Can someone basically give me just a brief checklist of what I should have setup on the Server and the router? I have just about all of it setup, and I can log on to it and map drives once logged in but it takes forever to load the account on domain computers and I have been told it is an addressing issue.
I do have my CCNA, so I am not a complete n00b, just getting hung up on some of this as I haven't set it up in a while.