FQDN in login screen
Posted on 2013-11-04
Customer is switching from a local domain name (company.local) to an FQDN. (At my suggestion they are starting over with a new domain, not renaming!)
The customer's website is hosted elsewhere, not locally, so I set the domain name to ad.company.com. (Didn't want to mess around with split-brain DNS.) Seems OK.
When I am on the logon screen in Server 2008 R2 it shows the logon domain as the NetBIOS name (that is, it shows: "AD"). How can I get it to show the FQDN, or something a little more descriptive.
I already tried the DCacheNamesDNSNames reg key without joy. And I'm assuming Windows 7 workstations will have the same issue.
Any suggestions? "AD" isn't very descriptive.
EDIT: Can't use rendom to change NetBIOS name of domain because customer will be using Exchange (on another server)