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what do I make my fqdn name on windows server 2008

Posted on 2009-07-07
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I have a domain name on the internet, lets say its called, comp1234.com, this site has a website associated to it.  My server name is srvw2k8,  I've installed windows server 2008 and have started the install of dcpromo.  When it says "Create a new domain in a new forest and supply the FQDN" do i input comp1234.com or local.comp1234, which do i use.

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Neither.  You are making a public web server a DC?  Stop right there, cancel the process. :)

You use active directory to run a domain, which you generally want to keep insulated from the Internet.  You can host any number of websites on a server without AD.

OR, if this is not the web server, and you just want an AD setup for your network make it comp1234.local forget the .com that's just for your website and e-mail addresses.
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(Actually you could make it ANYTHING.local, doesn't have to match the .com name at all.)
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Yes what i was looking for was just for ad install and not a web server.  I will make it comp1234.local.  Thanks.
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