first level domain non find by dns

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by alex, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. alex

    alex Guest

    I have a win2008 dc with a first level windows domain name: myjob-domain
    with nslookup, if I query myjob-domain I get en error "not existing domain"
    but If I add . (dot) at the end (myjob-domain.) I correclty get the dc ip
    address. This cause the client at start up not to download GPO, with an
    error because they don't find \\myjob-domain\sysvol\....
    What is wrong?
    Thank you.
    Alex
    alex, Apr 29, 2009
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  2. Hello Alex,

    You use a single label domain name like myjob-domain which is a bad decision.
    This creates lots of problems.

    See here about DNS configuration for single label domain names:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300684

    You should reaally think to use a domain name like mydomain.loc or mydomain.local(do
    not use .local with MAC computers)

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    no rights.
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    > I have a win2008 dc with a first level windows domain name:
    > myjob-domain
    > with nslookup, if I query myjob-domain I get en error "not existing
    > domain"
    > but If I add . (dot) at the end (myjob-domain.) I correclty get the
    > dc ip
    > address. This cause the client at start up not to download GPO, with
    > an
    > error because they don't find \\myjob-domain\sysvol\....
    > What is wrong?
    > Thank you.
    > Alex
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Apr 29, 2009
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  3. alex

    Guest Guest

    thank you.
    Can I try to rename the domain under w 2008 srv? Is this risky?
    Alex
    "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" <meiweb(nospam)@gmx.de> ha scritto nel messaggio
    news:...
    > Hello Alex,
    >
    > You use a single label domain name like myjob-domain which is a bad
    > decision. This creates lots of problems.
    >
    > See here about DNS configuration for single label domain names:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300684
    >
    > You should reaally think to use a domain name like mydomain.loc or
    > mydomain.local(do not use .local with MAC computers)
    >
    > Best regards
    >
    > Meinolf Weber
    > Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    > confers no rights.
    > ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    > ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    >
    >> I have a win2008 dc with a first level windows domain name:
    >> myjob-domain
    >> with nslookup, if I query myjob-domain I get en error "not existing
    >> domain"
    >> but If I add . (dot) at the end (myjob-domain.) I correclty get the
    >> dc ip
    >> address. This cause the client at start up not to download GPO, with
    >> an
    >> error because they don't find \\myjob-domain\sysvol\....
    >> What is wrong?
    >> Thank you.
    >> Alex

    >
    >
    Guest, Apr 29, 2009
    #3
  4. Hello Alex,

    You can, but first check this one's(expand the + in the left pane for all
    info's):
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816848.aspx

    Especially this check list when you have also exchange installed:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816631.aspx


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
    ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm


    > thank you.
    > Can I try to rename the domain under w 2008 srv? Is this risky?
    > Alex
    > "Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]" <meiweb(nospam)@gmx.de> ha scritto nel
    > messaggio
    > news:...
    >> Hello Alex,
    >>
    >> You use a single label domain name like myjob-domain which is a bad
    >> decision. This creates lots of problems.
    >>
    >> See here about DNS configuration for single label domain names:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300684
    >>
    >> You should reaally think to use a domain name like mydomain.loc or
    >> mydomain.local(do not use .local with MAC computers)
    >>
    >> Best regards
    >>
    >> Meinolf Weber
    >> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
    >> confers no rights.
    >> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
    >> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    >>> I have a win2008 dc with a first level windows domain name:
    >>> myjob-domain
    >>> with nslookup, if I query myjob-domain I get en error "not existing
    >>> domain"
    >>> but If I add . (dot) at the end (myjob-domain.) I correclty get the
    >>> dc ip
    >>> address. This cause the client at start up not to download GPO, with
    >>> an
    >>> error because they don't find \\myjob-domain\sysvol\....
    >>> What is wrong?
    >>> Thank you.
    >>> Alex
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Apr 29, 2009
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  5. alex

    alex Guest

    Thank you all for all indication.
    I have no exchange, only a small network with 1 server. I will read and
    then decide what to do
    "Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer]" <>
    ha scritto nel messaggio news:...
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> thank you.
    >> Can I try to rename the domain under w 2008 srv? Is this risky?
    >> Alex

    >
    > Not that it's risky, but there's some things behind it to be aware of.
    > Follow the links Meinolf supplied. If using Exchange 2003, it complicates
    > it.
    >
    > However, if using Exchange 2007, it is NOT possible to change the domain
    > and you would need to migrate to a brand new domain, perform a mailbox
    > move for all mailboxes to the new Exchange 2007 org inthe new domain.
    >
    > Here are some additional links and resources.
    >
    > ======================================================================================================
    > ======================================================================================================
    > Domain Rename Procedure and Notes:
    >
    > First, are you sure you want to rename the domain? Read up on it first:
    > How Domain Rename Works:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738208.aspx
    >
    > Note: The Domain and Forest functional levels must be set to minimal 2003.
    > This means no Windows 2000 domain controllers can exist in the Forest.
    > Also, if you have Exchange 2003, make sure it is minimal SP1 in order to
    > support a domain rename. If Exchange 2000, either upgrade to 2003, or
    > Exmerge all of your mailboxes to PSTs, uninstall Exchange 2000, run the
    > domain rename operation, then reinstall Exchange 2000, and use Exmerge to
    > pump the mailboxes back in the user's newly created mailbox accounts.
    > How to raise domain and forest functional levels in Windows Server ...The
    > attribute is msDS-Behavior-Version on the CN=Partitions, CN=Configuration,
    > DC=ForestRootDom, DC=tld object. Value of 0 or not set=mixed level forest
    > ...
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322692
    >
    > Also, if a PKI infrastructure was installed (Certificate Services), it
    > will need to be removed first prior to a domain rename:
    >
    > How to decommission a Windows enterprise certification authority:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889250
    >
    > 819145 - Support WebCast Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Implementing an
    > Active Directory Domain Rename Operation:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;819145&Product=winsvr2003
    >
    > Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tools:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb405948.aspx
    >
    > Domain Rename – Rename a Windows 2003 Forest with Exchange 2003 installed
    > (ifyou don't have Exchange, you can ignore the Exchange part)
    > http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Domain-Rename.html
    >
    > Domain Rename Part 1 - Setup
    > http://thelazyadmin.com/blogs/thelazyadmin/archive/2006/06/07/Domain-Rename-Part-1-_2D00_-Setup.aspx
    >
    > Domain Rename Part 2 - Renaming
    > http://thelazyadmin.com/blogs/thela.../08/Domain-Rename-Part-2-_2D00_-Renaming.aspx
    >
    > Domain Rename Part 3 - Exchange 2003
    > http://thelazyadmin.com/blogs/thela...omain-Rename-Part-3-_2D00_-Exchange-2003.aspx
    >
    > Now if you have Exchange 2003, here is what you need as well:
    > Supplemental steps for using the Exchange Server Domain Rename Fixup tool
    > together with the Windows Server 2003 domain rename tools:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842116/
    >
    > Domain Rename – Rename a Windows 2003 Forest with Exchange 2003 installed
    > http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Domain-Rename.html
    >
    > Error messages encountered on renaming domain
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891370
    >
    >
    >
    > The following was quoted from:
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738208.aspx
    >
    > Keep in mind after a rename procedure, the DC's Primary DNS Suffix is not
    > automatically changed to match the new domain name. You are required to
    > change the Primary DNS Suffix to match the new name. In other words,
    > unlike the names of member computers, the DNS names of domain controllers
    > in a renamed domain will remain unchanged. The domain controllers can be
    > renamed in a separate step, using a special domain controller rename
    > procedure, after the domain rename operation is complete. You must
    > double-check ALL domain members to insure that their Primary DNS Suffix
    > matches the new domain name.
    >
    > 257623 The DNS suffix of the computer name of a new domain controller may
    > not match the name of the domain after you upgrade a Windows NT 4.0
    > primary
    > domain controller to Windows 2000
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;257623
    >
    > If Exchange 2007 is involved, it is not supported at this time. You must
    > uninstall Exchange 2007, then rename the domain, then reinstall Exchange
    > 2007. I know it is easier said then done, but that seems to be the only
    > option at this time.
    >
    > Exchange 2007 installed is not supported:
    > The Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service does not start on a
    > computer that is running Exchange Server 2007 after you rename a Windows
    > Server 2003 domain
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925822
    >
    > Exchange 2007 and Domain Rename
    > http://theessentialexchange.com/blo...08/04/04/exchange-2007-and-domain-rename.aspx
    >
    >
    > ---
    >
    > ADMT to migrate into a new forest/domain:
    >
    > For 2003:
    > ADMT v3 Migration Guide
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3BBB-4B9E-A8BC-01E9F7EF7342&displaylang=en
    >
    > Active Directory Migration Tool v3.0
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...7B-533A-466D-A8E8-AFF85AD3D212&displaylang=en
    >
    > For 2008:
    >
    > ADMT v3.1 Guide: Migrating and Restructuring Active Directory Domains
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...19-1BA5-41CA-B2F3-C11BCB4857AF&displaylang=en
    >
    > Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.1
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...01-7DCA-413C-A9D2-B42DFB746059&displaylang=en
    >
    > Password Export Server version 3.1 (x86)
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...3C-4757-40FD-8306-68079BA9C773&displaylang=en
    >
    > Password Export Server version 3.1 (x64)
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...61-1C00-4DA7-9C0D-130200AED21A&displaylang=en
    >
    > Domain Migration Cookbook - Index and Cover:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/deploy/cookbook/cookintr.mspx
    >
    > ======================================================================================================
    > ======================================================================================================
    >
    > --
    > Ace
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
    > confers no rights.
    >
    > Ace Fekay, MCSE 2003 & 2000, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging, MCT
    > Microsoft Certified Trainer
    >
    >
    > For urgent issues, you may want to contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please
    > check http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
    >
    > "Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right
    > things." - Peter F. Drucker
    > http://twitter.com/acefekay
    >
    alex, Apr 29, 2009
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  6. "alex" <> wrote in message news:uYcP5$...

    > Thank you all for all indication.
    > I have no exchange, only a small network with 1 server. I will read and
    > then decide what to do


    Ok. Let us know if you have any further questions.

    Ace
    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Apr 29, 2009
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