When I try to change my computer from a workgroup to the domain name, it says that the credentials are wrong. I've deleted myself as a user and computer from the server, flushed the DNS (which is not installed) and re-started the server. I still get the same credential error.
All we want from this system is to work as a file server, nothing more. Do I need DHCP and DNS running?
You can install the DNS server service using the Configure Your Server wizard in Windows Server 2003 or during the dcpromo process itself – if the 2003 server cannot detect a DNS server that supports Active Directory SRV records, it will prompt you to install the server service during dcpromo.
This was first published in June 2005