Securing a Domain Controller and naming
Posted on 2006-03-23
Im am about to rebuild two window 2003 domain controllers and have a question about securing/naming them. Are there best practices as far as security goes for naming a server? I know a lot of people use themes to name their servers. We have our own standard, but by looking at the name of the servers you could probably pick out the dc's. But, even if you cant figure out which computer is the dc by looking at the name, if an attacker can get into the AD schema, they will certainly be able to find out the dc names, not that it would probably matter at that point. Any recommendation on server naming and securing the dc's? Also, is there a way to hide a computer from network neighbor hood?