Configuring Active Directory

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Hi every body i have a question that my system is not attached with network or any other system it is single system and i want to made that system a server so when i m going to configure active directory so in the middle it massages me that network location is not some thing like this so what i will do now can i will do my system a server and can i configure active directory on my system without attaching my system with network? plz suggest me what i will do in this situation.
ASKED: February 10, 2006  2:39 AM
UPDATED: February 13, 2006  1:10 AM

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I assume you are installing Active Directory to practice with it since you are not part of a network?

Microsoft figured that if you want to install Active Directory you are indeed connected to a network because that’s what Active Directory does….it helps manage Network Resources. Anyway, what you need to do is either 1. Install a network card and hook up to a hub or switch..the hub or switch does not have to be connected to a network or 2. Install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter (for XP and Server 2003) This will mimic a network connection and let Active Directory install.

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  • Richl01
    probably would not be a bad idea to install DNS also. even though is a single Server AD will need this to function properly.
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  • Monsterdog
    ttully is right. You can't have Active Directory without a network. The simplest thing to do is to install a network card (if the computer does not have one already installed) then connect it to a small hub. As this will be the only server on this mini network, it has to be configured as a DNS server as well because AD needs to have access to one DNS server on the network.
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  • Balasaheb
    I had also got the same problem regarding the active dir. installation, as above somebody already mentioned you have to use microsoft tool loopback adaptor, it will form a loop to your pc, means you can have two ip addressess nothing but you will be in virtual network, and then easily by setting the ip address you can install AD. Hope so it will help you.........
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  • Vbrkrishna
    Install loopback adapter and assign IP address as 127.0.0.1 subnet as 255.255.255.0. Then run dcpromo.exe.
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