Exchange 2007 Organization Name

Posted on 2009-02-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello all,

I'm a bit confused about the Organization Name that must be entered during the PrepareAD command.  If my local domain is and my Internet presence is as well, would I just use setup /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:mydomain?

Also, is the syntax and spacing correct in the above PrepareAD command?

Thank you.
Question by:erik_r
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    Accepted Solution

    This is the correct syntax:

     setup /PrepareAD [/OrganizationName:  <organization name>  ] or setup /p [/on:<organization name>]
    The organization name can be your domain name - i.e mycompany  or a name which  reflects your company  I just did a deployment and only used part of the company's name as it was long

    no spaces - OrganizationName:mydomain
    here is a link from microsoft for more info:
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    Expert Comment

    If you are running a single domain, no child domains etc, then don't bother with the manual prep. Just run the GUI and it will prompt you for whatever it needs and do the prep for you.

    The command line only needs to be run if you have multiple domains in the forest.

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    Expert Comment

    Mestha is correct, but since you asked for the command syntax, I honored your request. GUI is always easier than command line. Good effort on on attempting it though, and learn power shell also, to be a real power user

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