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My domain name and intranet URL conflict when connecting through domain client

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Being quite the novice, I inadvertently setup my windows 2003 domain name with the same name as our intranet URL - both are myURL.com...  The intranet is used to access a sharepoint site on the server.

Recently, I began adding office computers as domain clients and now get a conflict (I believe) when trying to access the intranet from these clients.  

I am primarily running sharepoint (MOSS 2007) and a few simple IIS sites on the server - very basic use of the server.  This is a single server - not a farm.

For various reasons, changing the intranet URL would not be easy, so I'm thinking I need to change the domain server name to fix this conflict.  Can you confirm or let me know other options?  If I have to change the domain name, can you point out gotchas and/or point me to some straightforward documentation?
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If you change your domain name, you'll need to update your clients to connect to the new domain.  I find some corporations using the .local so that there's never any chance of conflict since .local will probably never be a public TLD.

For example, if you were ABC Farming, your domain would be "abcfarming.local".


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Andres Perales earned 500 total points
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Well you URL's should not just be your domain name.  As in mycompany.com, they should be www.mycompany.com, portal.mycompany.com, intranet.mycompany.com and your AD Domain name is fine as mycompany.com
What you will have to do is add the correct entries to your DNS Server for you Websites and not change the domain name at all.
Easier to fix your URL's for websites than change your domain name.
 
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