Phantom Domain in Network Neighborhood
Posted on 2009-02-12
We have a "Phantom Domain" showing up in Network Neighborhood.
It is a carbon copy of our real Domain, but with a different domain name.
History: We had separate small business servers at each office, and each office
had their own domain - LP410.Mycompany.local, FRED.Mycompany.local, DENVER.Mycompany.local,
We created vpn's to each office and then learned about the non-trust single domain restrictions
that small business server (Windows 2003 premium) has.
To clean this up, I created a new Windows 2003 server and created a single domain of
Mycompany.local. I then went to each office and migrated everyone over to that domain.
Each domain controller at each site was reformatted and rebuilt to be part of the new domain.
Now after all this is done, in Network Neighborhood we still show the LP410 domain, and at
that site you can click on that domain and see all the machines in our AD. It mirrors the Mycompany.local domain.
So, I'm trying to track down which machine is doing this. I presume its one of our AD controllers -
and I have 1 at each site, except the tech site which has 2.
Does anyone have any idea how to clear out this phantom domain, or does it really even matter?