Hello All -
I've been working with this stuff for years, but haven't done this part. As a learning experience, I am creating a test enviroment with full domain and install Exchange and Sharepoint. This is just for learning so not critical.
In a VM, I have already installed Windows 2008 R2 x64 Standard. All I have done so far is run updates. I've already got an internet domain (lets call it abc.com) registered with nothing else tied to it.
First, I'm creating the local domain. Should / can I use abc.com? I'm at the point now where I've run dcpromo and it's asking me for the FQDN. After I get all this set up, I should be good togo. Just didn't know if abc.com would work and if so, what should I put in for dcpromo's FQDN? local.abc.com, abc.com, abc123.com?