Active Directory WINS and DNS

Barry Finkel b19141 at
Fri Dec 17 14:29:11 UTC 2004

mikenospam72 at wrote:

>We've recently converted an NT4 domain to 2003 AD.  When I say
>converted, we really created a completely new forest, and just started
>migrating user machines into the new forest.
>When we did the migration of desktops into the new AD forest, we used
>the Netbios name of the forest "CORP".  When in actuality, the DNS name
>of the forest is "CORP.COMPANY.LOCAL".
>My question is...Now I'm ready to kill my NT4 Wins servers.  Will my
>clients that are looking at the NETBIOS name, be completely lost until
>I change each one of them (450) to point to the FQDN?
>Any help is appreciated.  TIA!

This is a BIND discussion group, and you probably will find better 
information by asking a MS AD discussion group.  I know enough about
AD to answer some DNS-related queries, but I do not know enough to
answer this one.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
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