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By Lino767 ·
Is there any way to have email setup as user@xxx.com even though the user log on to yyy domain?...Currently my email address is username@xxx.com but when I log on to my workstation I see the domain name yyy. How is that set up?

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by timwalsh In reply to W2k & E2k

Active Directory (AD) domains essentially have 2 domain names: the AD domain name, which follows the form of a DNS domain name (i.e. xxx.com), and a NetBIOS domain name, which follows the old WinNT domain name format (XXX).

When installing AD, you are prompted to create the AD domain name. With a clean installation of Win2K (vs. an upgrade from NT4), you are also given the choice of accepting the default NetBIOS domain name (AD domain name: xxx.com; default NetBIOS domain name: XXX) or changing it to something different. If you perform an upgrade form an NT4 domain, the NetBIOS domain name automatically reverts to the previous NT4 domain name and cannot be changed, regardless of what the AD domain name is.

The NetBIOS domain name is what is portrayed in the Logon dialog box.

Since your NetBIOS domain name is different from your AD domain name, I suspect your domain was migrated from NT4.

Since Exchange2K uses AD heavily, your default email address uses the AD domain name.

Hope this explains things.

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by colin In reply to W2k & E2k

When you log on with a username of aaa@xxx.com you will be authenticated against the AD domain xxx.com even if you are logging on to a computer in another domain in the tree.

Your email address of yyy.com could any domain that your company has registered. It doesnt matter in E2K. It does not need to bear any relationship to the AD domain name as long as it is specified in the recipient update policy in exchange (just means that exchange will accept mail to that domain)

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by colin In reply to W2k & E2k

When you log on with a username of aaa@xxx.com you will be authenticated against the AD domain xxx.com even if you are logging on to a computer in another domain in the tree.

Your email address of yyy.com could any domain that your company has registered. It doesnt matter in E2K. It does not need to bear any relationship to the AD domain name as long as it is specified in the recipient update policy in exchange (just means that exchange will accept mail to that domain)

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