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1. when naming a domain, is it ideal to name it something like this:?

this is a home domain server by the way:

- primary1.local?
or should i name it something like
- primary1.fringe.local?
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Is primary1 part of the domain name, or the server name? Server names aside, ANY Active Directory domain name should have AT LEAST two components. What you must not do (and it is now unsupported by many applications to do so) is use a single-label domain name. In other words, an Active Directory domain of simply ".local" is single-label, and will cause you numerous problems.

In your case, if primary1 is a server name, the first suggestion you post is a single-label domain, and you should not use it. The second suggestion would have a domain name of fringe.local - as it has two component parts to the domain name, that is a suitable configuration to use.

That in mind, I'd also suggest you take a look at kieran_b's article over at: http://www.block.net.au/content/DomainNaming.aspx. That discusses the pros and cons of whether to use a domain.local, or domain.com.

-Matt
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by:mikey250
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apologies my primary dc name is:

mike-j77t90vdna

then .dc1.local

ie fqdn: mike-j77t90vdna.dc1.local
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In that case, you will not have a problem. The dc1.local, which is the actual domain name, contains the minimum required of 2 components, and is therefore a supported configuration.

-Matt
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ok. i will close this ticket as just read your other comment and replied back.
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