NT domain migration with a "." in the name?!


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Troy Bruder

Hello,

We have a customer that would like to upgrade their NT 4.0 domain to
Win2k3... Unfortunately, they named their NT domain with a ".COM" in the
name... Any recommendations for the upgrade?? It's a small company with
roughly 6 servers, and 50 user accounts.

Thanks,
Troy
 
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Cary Shultz [A.D. MVP]

Troy,

There is no problem with having 'theirdomain.com' vs. having
'theirdomain.local' - or whatever extension you like.

About the only thing that pops to mind is that you will need to add an A
record in the FLZ named 'www' and give it the Public IP Address of their web
site ( otherwise they will not be able to get to
http://www.theirdomain.com ).

HTH,

Cary


PS. If this is a major concern to you and your company then you can
consider renaming the domain from 'theirdomain.com' to 'theirdomain.local'
by using the rendom utility that is available in WIN2003.
 
T

Troy Bruder

Cary,

The NT domain is called "JOE.COM"... So when they upgrade to Win2k3, won't
that equate to "JOE.COM.COM"?

Troy
 
C

Cary Shultz [A.D. MVP]

Don't think so.

Cary

Troy Bruder said:
Cary,

The NT domain is called "JOE.COM"... So when they upgrade to Win2k3, won't
that equate to "JOE.COM.COM"?

Troy
 
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Enkidu

We have a customer that would like to upgrade their NT 4.0 domain to
Win2k3... Unfortunately, they named their NT domain with a ".COM" in the
name... Any recommendations for the upgrade?? It's a small company with
roughly 6 servers, and 50 user accounts.
What Cary says. I'd be inclined to rename the NT Domain before you
upgrade though, to avoid possible problems. This might help:

http://www.winnetmag.com/Windows/Article/ArticleID/4784/4784.html

Cheers,

Cliff

{MVP - Directory Services}
 

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