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Server 2012 Essentials

By sanwardak ·
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I Installed server 2012 essentials the first forest DC we have 8 pc that will need to be connected to it. This is first time I installed server 2012 Essentials. The installation went well. The Active Directory and DNS and DHCP install all by default. The domain became DC.local. My question is how I will change to company.com the domain. I will try to connected XP client the old way I dont know if it will work. The other question I have how much will cost to upgrade windows 7 home premium OEM to windows 7 professional because I need to make this pc member of domain?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Server 2012 Essentials

Unless you want to fix DNS and a number of other issues, you start over and use the .com address.

Call Microsoft for the price on the upgrade of the workstation's OS.

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I reinstalled Server 2012

by sanwardak In reply to Answers

I reinstalled server 2012 when it came to where i put domain name it would not let me use .com now its again .local. Is it bad idea to use .local in a small one DC environment?

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