I install vmware in my MacBook Pro and I am running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition. I am trying to install Service Pack 1 to activate DNS but for some reason I can't install it.
Some people told me that I need to give a static IP address, but I am not sure how to set it up exactly.
Can someone out there help me with this little issue.
Thank you very much!
Welcome to the Community,
I don't see a reason why SP1 should require a static IP address!? If you want to set one, make note of the current IP settings (using "ipconfig /all" from the command line) and then assign an IP address in the same subnet (anything between 192.168.xxx.3 and 192.168.xxx.127 will do) and set the subnet mask, gateway address as well as the DNS server address the same as in the output of the above mentioned command.
Regarding your issue with installing SP1, please provide some details like error messages, ...
Thank you, so much for responding.
I down load the SP1 from Microsoft website, when I go to the roles (I think) to add DNS in my vmware, I follow the steps, but when I get to “insert the disk” I click OK and then it takes me to “Browse” to choose the image, but when I choose the image I downloaded NOTHING happened.
Another funny thing that happened, when the system take me to choose my image I’ll go the folder where I save it and it’s not there I need to type *. * And click ENTER
That way the SP1 that I download appears.
Thank you very much for your help!
Not sure I can follow you.
After downloading SP1 you have to install it, it's not something you select for installing a dedicated feature!?
After installing SP1 and before setting up the DNS server, you may set a fixed IP address which is required for the DNS server.
If you have downloaded the file frm following ms page
you just need to run the exe file inside the windows 2003 vm .
just double click on the exe file downloaded. if it gives any error try to copy the downloaded file onto the windows desktop or anylocation inside the vm and run it.
while configuring dns if it asks for a disk or image i believe its referring to actual windows 2003 installation disk. insert the installation disk into mac drive .
This is exactly step-by-step of what I do, when I am in the virtual machine.
Configure your server wizard
When the wizard windows open
Choose the server role (which I choose DNS Server)
Next----- for summary
Then looks like if the DNS will install but a new window pops-up and this is the message “Please Inset the Compact Disc Labeled Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and then click ok“
I click ok takes me to another windows that say “Files Needed” I click BROWSE (to chose the SP1 downloaded) I save the SP1 in my desktop so, I choose DESKTOP but the downloaded file is not there until I type *.* and hit ENTER then the file shows up
I highlight the SP1 (comes with this name= WindowsServer2003-KB889101-SP1-X86-ENU.exe) and click “open”, but nothing happened, only the highlight change color from blue to gray.
Hope I was clear with my details, if not please let me know
Thank you very much André.
It's not the SP1 which you need to select when asked for missing files, it's the Windows Server 2003 installation CD/ISO - as mentioned by avanish321 - which is required. The SP1 .exe you downloaded is a separate installation.
Yes, I click ok takes me to another windows that say “Files Needed”, but when I get to this step I was choosing the SP1, but I guess that I was doing the wrong thing. But what I choose then?
But what I choose then?
What you need to do is to attach either the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM or ISO - which you used to install the server - to the guest OS in the VM's settings.
I think I have done it..
I mean choose the iso image where I keep the OS. I don't have the imge wiht me at this moment, but I'll try it later and I'll keep you post it.
Thank you very much André
andre is right. You just need to mount the iso image in the windows vm.
To connect the iso image into the guest
1 Select Virtual Machine > Settings to open the virtual machine Settings window.
2 Click CD/DVD Drive.
3 Select the windows 2003 disk image
for details on configuring dns refer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323380