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Nt 4.0 to 2000 upgrade

By kurbanyan ·
I have single NT 4.0 domain. There are no Web servers in the domain. Planning to upgrade to Win 2000 Active Directory. Domain name is DOMAIN. Is it required to change the name to DOMAIN.COM during the upgrade, or I can leave it as is?

Thank you for the help.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Nt 4.0 to 2000 upgrade

You can leave it as just DOMAIN. You don't necessarily need the dot com.

If necessary, you can change it later, but not without jumping through some hoops - or should I say, windows.

If you need to rename it later:

How to Rename the DNS Name of a Windows 2000 Domain;en-us;292541

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by razz2 In reply to Nt 4.0 to 2000 upgrade

To expand on maxwell's fine answer I would say leave
the name alone, but with a few notes:

If your domain has multiple controllers then upgrade
the PDC first. Also, if you do add an extension then do
not use ".com" unless it is a public domain that is
registered. if the namespace is for internal only then
use something like ".local".

Good Luck,


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