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    I just wonder if someone has any idea about designing a new small active directory domain. The reason that i ask is that for a time ago i created a domain, but something went wrong. I managed to fix this but wonder how to do next time.

    The company has a external website, lets call it
    . I named the domain to Everything worked fine until the first user tried to reach the external website. My idea was to solve this to put a record in the dns to point to the ipadress for the Isp, but that did not work. So i solved this by demote the domaincontroller and then run a dcpromo again, and name the domain to That did work fine.
    But when a user logs on now they have the AD in the field of domain to use. I have seen on another company that they have a similar naming ( But they have only companyname in the logonbox, no AD. Does somebody has any idea how they solved this?

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    Re: New Domain

    you would have to name your domain AD.Company.Com rather than
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      Re: New Domain

      Basically that's the netbios name of your domain this option come when you promote the server to a DC. Since you have already promoted and named your DC netbios name, you can't undo it
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