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Choosing local versus public domain name for Active Directory [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of choosing a local domain name such as mycompany.local versus a publicly registered domain name such as mycompany.com (assuming that your org has registered the public name)...
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Using a single-level domain for Active Directory [duplicate]

It's common convention to name a domain something like companyname.local for internal Active Directory with integrated DNS. I'm in a situation where the company name has changed and I would like to ...
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Disabled recursive DNS. How to configure Split DNS? [duplicate]

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server which is hosting a public website. I recently deactivated "DNS Recursion" for security options trough the following method: In the properties of my DNS server ...
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active directory domain vs dns domain - are they the same? [duplicate]

I am new to windows environment and am trying to set up an AD and Domain controller Are an Active Directory domain and a DNS domain technically referring to the same thing? Must they be the same at ...
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Domain.com vs domain.local issue in Windows server 2008r2 [duplicate]

We are using domain.com instead of domain.local for our domain name on the Windows Server 2008r2 box. We are hosting email the website to domain.com offsite and now... we cannot connect to the server ...
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Domain name help with Active Directory and DNS [duplicate]

I want to install Active directory on my server so that i can have centralized user authetication. I don't know much about about AD but i am reading stuff. I am also reading about DNS servers. Now ...
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What should I name my Active Directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows AD Domain naming recommendations There are a lot of really screwed up configurations out there, because people didn't take a minute to sit down and think about ...
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Intranet/Internet DNS name conflict on windows server [duplicate]

I have an intranet network on which a Windows IIS7 server is named mycompany.com. We also have a website hosted elsewhere named mycompagny.com. From the outsite of the network, everything is fine for ...
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server2012 domain name and exchange2013 [duplicate]

I have a server 2012 with a AD setup with domain.local setup. I would like to add exchange to our new server 2012 just added. our current setup: 1 server 2012 domain setup domain.local with AD 1 ...
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Is installing Windows Server 2012 R2 using .com versus .local going to cause future problems? [duplicate]

I know using example.com would cause a conflict, but what about ad.example.com, corp.example.com or internal.example.com? I have a web .com domain. Will need to remote in and/or VPN etc. I am being ...
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Public DNS conflicts with Networks internal DNS [duplicate]

we are focussed on building websites/webservices for quite a few years now and right now in discussions with the company which manages a companies network. I just can't believe what they are telling ...
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Naming a new Active Directory forest - why is split-horizon DNS not recommended?

Hopefully, we all know what the recommendations for naming an Active Directory forest are, and they're pretty simple. Namely, it can be summed up in a single sentence. Use a subdomain of an existing,...
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How is DNS related to Active Directory and what are some common configurations that I should be aware of?

Please note that I do know the answer to this and have provided one below. I see a lot of newer systems administrators that don't understand the contents of my answer, so I hope that all of the ...
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Is it OK to use local. in an active directory domain name

I have read that it's not OK to use .local in a domain especially with Microsoft Windows servers. I have also read the Windows Active Directory naming best practices article on ServerFault which was ...
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Website and Active Directory domain share the same name

In our network the name of the network domain is also the domain of the organization's website (say, example.com). Externally, people can enter example.com to visit our website, but internally, this ...

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