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Hi, Just want to get some ideas. I´m going to structure a AD for a small company. Is there any best practice to naming computers/servers. I need some tips, someone that have som good thougts?
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Oskar Eriksson
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I personally like to name using a number scheme.

Servers
Domain Controllers = 100
File Servers = 200
App Servers = 300
Web Servers= 400
Telephony Servers=500
Clients = 600,700,800,900, 1000

Then I throw in a location
DC= 100R1S1 That means its Domain Controller 100 in Rack1 Slot 1

204R4S6 would be File Server 204 in Rack 4 Slot 6

Clients are a bit different in that you would replace the Rack and Slot with Floor Location, Dept, or Drop Location
684F2DACD139 = Client 684 Floor 2 Dept Accounting Drop 139

This isnt as exciting as comming up with your favorite movie naming scheme but it keeps track of all your devices. But really anything that meets your fancy will be fine.

Good Luck
Shinds57
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Common coding abbreviations I've used:

SV - Servers
WS - Workstations
PR - Printers
TS - Terminal Servers
DC - Domain Controllers
IIS - Web Servers
MSX - Mail Servers
SQL - SQL Servers
SMS - MS Servers
APP - Application Servers
CLI or WKT - Client Workstation

I use that to replace the 100, 200, etc that Shinds57 recommended, but I do use the rest of his(her) rack/location naming scheme.  It's whatever meets your requirements.  

Mike

 
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Is this still and issue?

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