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REPORT On WEB SERVER, DNS And DHCP CONFIGURATION

Pattern of report
This report would be grouped into two sections which would include the Web server (IIS), DNS and DHCP in each section. Based on the following order;  Role Installation /addition  Configuration

Introduction
Practical research has shown that Microsoft’s windows server 2008, is highly suitable for high end server deployment, especially for theoretically based administrators, who have not acquired too, many practical skills like core operations, programming etc. For the sake of this report, it is assumed that we are conversant with the installation procedure of Windows Server 2008 OS.

Role Installation/ addition
When adding roles to the server it is important to take note of dependencies, around the proper operation of the to-be role. If theses dependencies are not taken care of the roles in question may not function as expected. For example when adding a DNS and DHCP role, it is mandatory that the server is running a functional network (i.e. It must have an interface connected to an active network) and at least one static IP address is configured on one of its interfaces. Failure to do this would result into, inability to add a role, improper role functionality etc.

Hence if you have any missing driver that is associated with any role, then it may be impossible for that role to function properly until the driver is installed. To add a role to your server, perform the following steps 1. Open the Server management console (Server Manager). Using the start menu  Click on the start menu.  Locate and click on Administrative tools.  Locate and click on Server manager, in the pop-up menu item list. OR Using windows run  Press the “windows key” + “R”, to run a command/ file.  Type in “CompMgmtLauncher” into the run field labeled “Open”  Click on “Ok” or hit Enter.  2. Selecting a role to be added  Click on Roles, on the left tab of the window  Locate and Click on Add Roles on the right tab of the window, to start the Add roles wizard  Skip the “Before you begin section” of the wizard by clicking next  A list of Roles would be short listed , each preceded by a checkbox  To select a role for addition the preceding checkbox must be checked

3. Select and add the required roles (Web Server (IIS) and DNS roles)  Check all the required roles Note: You must ensure that you have an active network either through your LAN adapter, or your WLAN adapter. Due to the fact that some roles cannot be installed together with others, it is advisable you select and add roles one after another  Follow the wizard accordingly by clicking next for each role o Web Server (IIS)

 Click next until you are asked to select the components of the Web Server (IIS).  Select each component by checking the preceding checkbox or locate and check the parent checkbox for each component.  As a new user or for development purpose, it is advisable to select all the checkboxes except those that are obviously irrelevant.  Click next after you must have selected all you need to and then click install. o DHCP  Click next until you are asked to select the interfaces you want to support your DHCP service, the interfaces would be identified by the static IP address configured on it.  Select an interface component by checking the preceding checkbox, then click next to proceed.  You would be prompted to configure a scope for your IPV4 DHCP server. Configure a scope by clicking add; otherwise proceed to the next stage as this could be configured later.  You may decide to enable or disable DHCP for IPV6.  Then click install. o DNS  Follow up the wizard by clicking next, until you get to the install stage.  Then click install.

Configuration
After adding roles to the server it is advisable to restart you server. This would help to reload all the newly added roles, so as to enhance configuration. Just like any other configurations, configuring the newly installed roles...
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