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By TobeJ ·
Hi there,

I have installed a Windows 2000 server in one of our sites, it is the first site that has a 2000 server. I set it up as a domain, with active dir installed & wins "Users at other sites connect to it". All clients connect using wins addressing no problem. Where I work there are seperate organizations with seperate Finance / budget depts and want nothing to do with each other, but inside of these organizations there are depts that do work with each other. All organizations areconnected with a WAN line. Now one of the other organizations wants to get a Windows 2000 server at their site, but do not want to be in the same Domain as the one that I just setup. I am afraid that this will create headaches for me, what do you think? maybe I won't install Active Dir on this one, will this help?

Not sure...

Thanks

Toby

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Net Bios naming

n a Windows 2000/XP network, each computer must have a unique name that identifies it to other computers using WINS and DNS, and to Administrators and Users on the network.

It is generally recommended that computer names by under 15 characters for convenience and compatibly with NetBIOS and WINS. The computer name can use a mix of letters and numbers, but you should avoid hyphens, underscores, or using all numeric characters. If you are running TCP/IP, you can technically use up to 63 characters for the DNS name, but if you have a large and deep Active Directory structure with several sub-domains, you can run out of spaces quickly.

Take a look here for more information and recommendations for naming conventions:

http://www.labmice.net/articles/computernaming.htm

Delete any spaces in the URL.
Good luck!

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by wemarr In reply to Net Bios naming

Yes it can get very demanding no you. I would still sugest to have the second server in the same domain and then set up the users and shares correctly. If this is set up correctly then user who wish to be 'invisible' can and others can still share resources as required.

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