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  • Is the domain name correct in DHCP?

    In our site "TEN" we have a DC with these details:
    Windows IP Configuration


    Ethernet adapter Team #0 - Adapter Fault Tolerance Mode:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.16.13.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.16.12.1

    C:\Documents and Settings\adjmilano>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TEN-SRVLN
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : scl.signet.com.au
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : scl.signet.com.au
    signet.com.au
    com.au

    Ethernet adapter Team #0 - Adapter Fault Tolerance Mode:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Advanced Network Services Virtual Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-43-EE-19-53
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.16.13.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.16.12.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.3.0.50
    10.16.13.2
    10.16.1.10
    The server is file/print, DNS & DHCP. I'm looking at the DHCP server, and there is a scope configured as such:
    Scope [10.16.13.0] Tennyson
    Scope Options:
    Router: 10.16.13.254
    DNS Servers: 10.16.13.2, 10.16.1.10
    DNS Domain Name: signet.com.au
    My query is with the scope's "DNS Domain Name" setting. The TEN-SRVLN server is on the scl.signet.com.au domain but it's DHCP scope options are giving out "signet.com.au" as the domain name. I can't see how this could be logical.

    There is another "domain/workgroup" called "signet.com.au" somewhere on our network, and it comes up in the MS Windows Network browse dialog, but when I double-click on it, I get the error:

    Signet.com.au is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.
    ........
    The device is not connected.

    So is there a possiblility that when I change the DHCP's Scope DNS Domain Name from signet.com.au to scl.signet.com.au that any workstations on the network will fail in some way?
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    +-- JDMils
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    +-- Regional Systems Engineer, DotNet programmer & Jack of all trades
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    Re: Is the domain name correct in DHCP?

    No, by default the clients will use scl.signet.com.au and then signet.com.au when doing lookups so nothing would be affected.

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