AD / DNS changes
Posted on 2012-04-05
So to give a little background on the setup, the previous IT guy configured the Active Directory name as site1.mycompany.com and he assumed that the second site would be site2.mycompany.com and so on. I guess he had a problem with that so now all 4 office locations are under the DNS site1.mycompany.com and the root domain for the company is site1.mycompany.com. So any server or workstation (regardless of which physical site it's at) is name as follows:
and so on
Each site has a domain controller, local file server, DHCP and DNS servers. For the most part things seem to be working OK, but there are odd "slownesses" when logging in or opening local shares at the remote offices. The main site, where the original and primary DC resides, everything works perfect, it's the remote offices that act funny which makes me believe it's caused by the odd way things were configured. Most of the DC's are server 2008, so the functional level is still at 2003.
So what I would like to do, if it's even possible with out starting over from scratch, is the following:
change the primary domain to mycompany.local.
have each site have it's own secondary zone, site1.mycompany.local, site2.mycompany.local and so on.
do this without rebuilding all of the group policies i've worked so hard to clean up
finally and probably the most important, do this without effecting normal work.
is any of these even possible?
Thanks a lot.