Win 2008 Server R2 Domain must use domain.local for logins
Posted on 2012-09-04
Setting up a basic Win2K8 DC in a virtual environment. I have the server setup as "mydomain-dc1" and the domain as "mydomain.local".
I have a workstation "workstation-1" which is joined to the domain as "workstation-1.mydomain.local".
I have a user setup on the DC as "myuser".
When I try to log in as "mydomain\myuser" I get bad login or password error.
When I log in as "mydomain.local\myuser" I get logged in ok.
How can I use just "mydomain\myuser" instead of "mydomain.local". When I create the DC it requires me to use a FQDN, thus "mydomain.local". Is there any way around this?
It's sure a PIA to have to add .local when logging in.