Follow these steps to set up a Windows XP system to use DHCP.
To switch to DHCP you must first register the computer's
MAC address and host name with the DHCP server. This must be done by
calling the Solution Center at 523-1511. If your department has a domain server
an account should be created on that server so you can login to the NAU domain through
your local server, if it does not then your computer's host name must be registered
in Active Directory. The Solution Center can register the host name in the departmental
domain or Active Directory.
ONLY IF THIS IS A NEW COMPUTER should you register the machine yourself.
This is easily done by filling in the self-registration web
form. This form registers your computer on the network and assigns it a
proper Host Name. Once you have completed the registration process, proceed as follows:
Setting up DHCP for Windows XP
Go to the START button. Choose SETTINGS. Choose NETWORK CONNECTIONS.
Double click on Local Area Connection.
Click on Properties.
Double click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Choose Obtain an IP address automatically, and Obtain DNS server address automatically.
The following pictures show a typical setup.These tabs are available when you click on the Advanced button.
Make sure to uncheck the box for Register this connection’s addresses in DNS.
On the WINS tab, make sure to uncheckEnable LMHOSTS lookup. Click OK to exit out of these windows and save your changes.
The following steps show you how to enter the host name.
NOTE: All computers must have an account on the NAU domain in the appropriate department's Organizational Unit (OU). If an account has not been created, you can request an account be added to an OU by calling the Solution Center at 523-1511. Once you are sure you have a computer account in the OU, proceed with the next steps. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD ON THE MACHINE BEFORE PROCEEDING.
Right click the My Computer icon.Choose Properties.Click on the Computer Name tab.
This displays the Full computer name (host name) and the Domain or Workgroup that the computer logs in through. It may have Workgroup instead of Domain if this information is being entered for the first time.
Click on Change to change or enter the name of the computer.
Type in the computer name you received from ITS (in this example it is uccXP100.)
Click on the More… button to change the DNS suffix if it is incorrect or missing.
**Make sure to uncheck the Change primary DNS suffix when domain membership changes.
Type in the Primary DNS suffix that you received from ITS when you received your host name.Click OK twice.You will receive a message saying that you need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Reboot the computer.
Now you will join the computer to the NAU domain.
Right click the My Computer icon. Choose Properties.Click on the Computer Name tab.
Change the Member of
to Domain. Type in NAU.FROOT.NAU.EDU.
You'll be prompted to put in a username and password. Enter your domain account information. The user name needs to be put in as NAU\domain_username. After about 30 seconds you will be welcomed to the NAU domain. Click OK to close each of the windows. You will be prompted to reboot the computer for the changes to take effect.
You should now be able to log into the NAU domain.