I just completed building our company's AD environment. We are using Win2k8 R2 for both DC1 and DC2. Both DCs are running DNS. My laptop is issued an IP from the DHCP server running on DC1. I can ping DC1 by the command "ping dc1.mycompany.local" and "ping dc1", but doing the same for antother domain computer only works if I use the full name, ie "ping servername.mycompany.local" Issuing the command "ping servername" doesn't even return an IP address. I have verified that there is an A record in DNS for servername, and it is pointing to the correct IP address. Help.