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Active Directory Name Space planning

By Shanghai Sam ·
Can any on give me advice on the best practice for
DNS naming in a new Active directory.

Should it match the existing company domain
name? Reasons for and against?

Example scenario

Existing NT domain is named "ABCUK"
Single site, singledomain
Web server is named www.abclaw.co.uk
Email addresses are @abclaw.co.uk
Using a 192.168.1.0 subnet with NAT to
the internet.

Should the active directory DNS be

abcuk.co.uk
abclaw.co.uk
something else?

Thankyou for time

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Active Directory Name Space planning

by Dynamo2003 In reply to Active Directory Name Spa ...

What you need to bear in mind here is that the Active Directory schema is different from Windows NT 4. You can use the same DNS name space as you had in NT 4. Also if you have NT 4 domain in existence you need to look into upgrading the domain controller to 2000 as your NT 4 domain controller should be the Active Directory in Windows 2000. You can either take the existing DNS off line over the weekend. Create a new DNS in Active directory or import the DNS record from NT4 to Windows 2000 which can be done via the registry. If you need further help you have my email address.

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