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netbios name during dcpromo to Active Directory

By mndthegap1 ·
1 question.... when i do a dcpromo it asks for the netbios name for the domain... is there anyway i could use the same name as the nt4 domain so that the existing win98, me clients have it easier connecting ? or will this cause a conflict when i go to set up the trust relationship between the new ad domain and the old nt4 domain ?

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by DC1 In reply to netbios name during dcpro ...

This will cause a conflict as you will not be able to create the trust due to name resolution issues between the two domains.

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by voldar In reply to netbios name during dcpro ...

No, there is no way for doing that. And this happen when you don't think a little more about what is the most appropiate to your network sollution.
I sugested you in my answer to your last post (which you already closed and not even take a look at it), that you should think twice about creating two domains and better just creating a single one. And it would be so easy - just to get off the network the NT server and replace it by the W2K server machine (and yes, some little works to do).
I supposed you'll have the problems with the W9x clients - which have in the TCP/IP settings the DNS name stipulated (such as and now you'll have to change all one by one. Great job - so what was supposed to be one day work (less than 8 hours I suggested) is going to be a week end - as JR suggested. And he's not mistaken though.

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by voldar In reply to

Although you said "no need to get an attitude", I want to help you. Please, look once more to my first answer, and you'll see that I told you about the problems you are facing now - not explicitly, yes, but I warned you. If you want more details about how to do it again, you can always contact me by peer directory.
No hard feelings, and good luck!

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by mndthegap1 In reply to netbios name during dcpro ... perhaps i missunderstood what you had said. this is the first migration i am doing. I asked if i could use the same name for the server as the NT4 box, i didnt ask anything up till now about the netbios name of the domain. in you answer you said yes i could, i thought you ment use the same server name.
no need to get an attitude.

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