Active Directory WINS and DNS
dpandori at nycap.rr.com
Sat Dec 18 16:56:56 UTC 2004
mikenospam72 at hotmail.com 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!
It may not be that hard actually. If your clients use DHCP and they are
a mix of Win2K and WinXP, you can set up search suffixes (synonymous to
the search parameter in /etc/resolv.conf) for your domains. Win2K and
WinXP machines will default to using DNS before they try WINS.
Hope this helps.
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