Difference Between OU Computer Name and DNS Name in Active Directory
Posted on 2016-08-12
I'm learning "the hard way" what limitations the AWS Directory Service "SimpleAD" has.
After setting up SimpleAD according to the AWS directions, I have attached a few servers to this domain. Some of which I want to get rid of and some that I want to keep.
Here's my question:
Why is the Computer "Name" showing in the Computer's OU of Active Directory different than the DNS name?
A quick related follow-up question:
Will this cause some possible damage later on in the form of DNS collision if, for example, I attempt to reuse the name of the computer?
I'm really trying to get a handle on if this is a worthwhile use of my time to clean-up Active Directory or just re-create a server from the ground up.
In the screenshot, the OU is showing "DB-PRIVATE" and I actually renamed that computer "ESROM" and re-joined it to the Domain. It's this sort of weirdness between the two that is causing some frustration for me.
Thank you in advance for your help!