I need to reinstall this on a new server setup. I need to do-over since it made my domain a .local. I need .com. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2830511

I have installed only 1 time, and it's activated. it will be reinstalled on the SAME server. Will I have a activation problem doing so?


  • Would configuring an alternate UPN suffix not fix your problem? Why do you need a .com domain? – Todd Wilcox Jul 1 '15 at 17:54
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    You shouldn't have any problem. – joeqwerty Jul 1 '15 at 17:55
  • Because I hear that the .local isn't good practice or the best option? I've read too many arguments about it and want my server to start off on the right foot with a domain such as SERVER.MYDOMAIN.com (I own my .com domain name). I also want it to be easy for users if remoting in etc. I guess I need for better consistency. rather refer as MYDOMAIN.com versus MYDOMAIN.local. I don't understand why so many are against or for .local? But what I don't really understand (besides simplicity) is why MS makes it this way with Essentials? Any advice? thanks! – timd1971 Jul 1 '15 at 18:00
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    Definitely don't name it the same as your public domain name. Use an unused subdomain of your public domain, like AD.MYDOMAIN.COM. That is the current best practice. – joeqwerty Jul 1 '15 at 18:05
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    Technically your server would be SERVER.AD.MYDOMAIN.COM. – joeqwerty Jul 1 '15 at 18:09

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