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Can't join domain with netbios, must use fully qualified domain name?

Posted on 2012-03-19
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Ever since we removed our WINS server, we are no longer able to join computers to the domain without typing the fully qualified domain name.  In the past we could just use the netbios name.  Is this normal or this away to resolve it?

We are running both 2003 and 2008 domain controllers, but in 2003 mode.
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by:Neil Russell
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Check your DNS settings. DNS Server must point to your AD controller ONLY and not to anywhere else. That is, the AD Controller running windows DNS
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Darius Ghassem earned 167 total points
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You should be using domain.com when joining the domain not domain this is normal
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by:IT-Shrek
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This behavior is by design until you enable netbios over TCP/IP and set your primary network suffix via GPO.

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by:Sanjay Santoki
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Hello,

As per my knowledge when you can access domain controller with FQDN and NetBIOS name. NetBIOS name should be the one you have configured during DCPROMO.

You can get it by running Get-ADDomain –Identity domainname command on windows 2008. I am not sure how to check it out on windows 2003.

Regards,
Sanjay Santoki
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by:Premkumar Yogeswaran
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Hi,

It is good to use FQDN to add the Workstation or server to the domain.

If you want to join to domain with netbios name?

Enable below setting in workstation or server

Goto TCP/IP properties -> advanced -> WINS tab -> Enable netbios over Tcp/ip

This will help you..

Regards,
Prem
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