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Active Directory - Domain Names and Split DNS

By hmorrisde ·
Our current Active Directory domain name matches our true external domain name
(Split DNS). We are not currently using Exchange but will be moving to it soon.

My question is should I consider changing our internal domain name to something else before we bring Exchange into the picture.

We are only at one site currently and about 100 users. Everything works fine and with the exception of a having to create a few additional internal DNS entries, we are happy.

What is the concensus on this configuration vs having differing domain names. Is there a preference or do many companies use this setup.


Thanks,

HM

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shouldn't be a problem...

by julian.bennett In reply to Active Directory - Domain ...

your internal namespace can share components of your internet facing namespace... it would be preferable to have something like...

yourcompany.com for external (then)

create a place holder such as ad.yourcompany.com (do not put any objects or anything like that in this domain)
then create for example sitename.ad.yourcompany.com for internal... all our internal domains will be children of ad.yourcompany.com.

You can then manage your DNS and have separation of internal/external records, also you can place your firewalls, etc., between ad.yourcompany.com and yourcompany.com

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dns and active directory

by gboluke In reply to shouldn't be a problem...

on my active directory. i have to get to dns to cheqe if one of my costomer is on the domain list.
I have done it before by pasting the second
name on the sytem and clik find and it will bring the list names out,this inlude list of similat names and family name of other costomers.
Please help me hou to acces to this information from my desk.
Regards
Gbollu

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