1
vote
1answer
169 views

Correct way to change domain name in Active Directory

I'm trying to fix an existing AD infrastructure that was implemented using the external domain name as root domain name in the Active Directory. So it's running on "contoso.com". I want to put the ...
-2
votes
2answers
31 views

Why setup domain.com as my ADDS domain, the “.com” is disappear? [closed]

Recently I setup a test environment for my self-test. On a win2008 I add ADDS role. I type in "domain.com" as the domain name. Everything is fine and installation completed without problem. However I ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Using existing/active Domain Name for Active Directory Domain Name [duplicate]

I have an active domain name: example.com - registered and hosted with a web hosting provider. Can I use example.com as my active directory domain name? Are there any documentations covering this ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

Choosing FQDN for Internal Use (avoiding split DNS) [duplicate]

I've been looking everywhere for a definative answer to this. We are recreating our interal Windows domain and trying to come up with a FQDN for our TLD. Currently we are using "company.co.uk" ...
3
votes
2answers
116 views

Active Directory Domain Names - Forest/Tree/Children

I've been doing some reading on suggested top-level-domains for AD and whatnot. I used to setup domains as company.local and that worked just fine, however, more people want to use their external ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Is it possible for an AD domain's DNS name to point to a web server instead of the DCs?

My active directory domain's name is "mywebsite.com" instead of "mywebsite.local". I had to do this as a workaround to other issues, and to change it will be a pain. When people inside of my company ...
3
votes
3answers
120 views

Win 2008 Join Domain with PDC IP but no Domain Name of the AD

I would like to write script to allow a workstation to join a domain. I have the IP address of the primary DC of this domain. Are there any commands / scripts that I can use to retrieve the domain ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Windows Server 2008R2 DNS local IP's

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 server running as our domain controller and DNS server. We have a number of local IP addresses that users access quite a few times a day. At the moment they have to ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Joining domain in depolying image with Unattend file

I am deploying windows 7 images to our classroom PC's via WDS. Am trying to get the machine to auto join the domain through the unattend file but am running into an issue. The unattendfile is created ...
1
vote
5answers
2k views

Same domain names internal and external issue

UPDATE 1: Basically, from a computer outside the network, I can access the website by typing into the browser address bar, either of the following, which is how it should be: ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Pros and Cons of using internal or external domain name for Active Directory

I was always thought to use internal domain name (company.local or company.corp) for Active Directory instead of (company.com or company.pl). Recently we were thinking that by using external domain ...
3
votes
2answers
210 views

What do I join when I name my domain with .local

If I name my Active Directory domain "foo.local", what domain do I tell the (Windows) computer to join to? Do I put in "foo.local" or just "foo"?
2
votes
7answers
1k views

Naming Windows Server 2008 domains

I am setting up a new Windows Server 2008-based domain and I am thinking about the domain name. Some time ago I read some documentation from Microsoft where they advised to use a .local suffix for ...
0
votes
1answer
175 views

Trouble adding computers to domain

I work for a medical practice with three different facilities and our newest was previously an office set up almost identical to ours. With terminal services for remote access. Problem is their ...