I'm installing a new server in a small office. I installed the active directory and now I need to promote the server to the domain controller. What is the best way to do that? Are there naming considerations for the domain? This server will just be a file server and application server with no Exchange running on it. They are using hosted exchange and also hosting their website elsewhere. We will call their domain "theirdomain.com"
I'm running DCpromo.exe and it's asking for the FQDN. When I name the domain on the server and their local network, can I call that "theirdomain.com" as well or should it be some other name?