Win 2000/XP clients still logging on to Netbios domain name in W2K

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by rK, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. rK

    rK Guest

    Hi,

    I have recently just upgraded my NT domain to Win2K3 AD via in-place upgrade
    on the PDC. After the upgrade, I realised that the Win2000/XP clients are
    still logging onto the Netbios domain name rather than the DNS domain name. I
    actually changed the DNS domain name to something different from the netbios
    NT domain name during the upgrade process. There are also legacy machines
    still running within the domain such as Win9X, NT WS and NT BDCs.

    Here's the scenario:

    Lets say NT domain name was NTDOMAIN. I changed the DNS domain name to
    2K3DOMAIN.COM during the upgrade. The upgrade was fine. After upgrade I
    installed DNS and WINS on the Win2K3 DC as a secondary DNS and WINS to the
    existing Win NT DNS/WINS machine. I did a zone transfer from the NT DNS and
    stopped its DNS Service. Afterwhich I made the DNS type on the Win2K3 DNS
    AD-Integrated.

    Then I tested logging on from the clients. Win9x and NT clients are logging
    into the NT Domain name NTDOMAIN, which is normal. But I am puzzled why is
    the domain name which appears in the login screen for Win 2000/XP still
    reflecting NTDOMAIN and not 2K3DOMAIN.COM? Is this normal? Cos when I checked
    the Win2000/XP clients, the domain stated under the My Computer-> Properties
    -> Computer Name reflects the new 2K3DOMAIN.COM.

    As of now the domain is still operating in Windows 2003 Interim mode as
    there are NT BDCs lying around. And I cannot disable Netbios as well.

    Is there anyway to show the domain in the login screen for the Win2000/XP
    clients to be 2K3DOMAIN instead of the Netbios domain?

    Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!! Thank you!!!
     
    rK, Dec 30, 2005
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  2. This is normal. Now, the question if you can logon use FQDN.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Hi,

    I have recently just upgraded my NT domain to Win2K3 AD via in-place upgrade
    on the PDC. After the upgrade, I realised that the Win2000/XP clients are
    still logging onto the Netbios domain name rather than the DNS domain name. I
    actually changed the DNS domain name to something different from the netbios
    NT domain name during the upgrade process. There are also legacy machines
    still running within the domain such as Win9X, NT WS and NT BDCs.

    Here's the scenario:

    Lets say NT domain name was NTDOMAIN. I changed the DNS domain name to
    2K3DOMAIN.COM during the upgrade. The upgrade was fine. After upgrade I
    installed DNS and WINS on the Win2K3 DC as a secondary DNS and WINS to the
    existing Win NT DNS/WINS machine. I did a zone transfer from the NT DNS and
    stopped its DNS Service. Afterwhich I made the DNS type on the Win2K3 DNS
    AD-Integrated.

    Then I tested logging on from the clients. Win9x and NT clients are logging
    into the NT Domain name NTDOMAIN, which is normal. But I am puzzled why is
    the domain name which appears in the login screen for Win 2000/XP still
    reflecting NTDOMAIN and not 2K3DOMAIN.COM? Is this normal? Cos when I checked
    the Win2000/XP clients, the domain stated under the My Computer-> Properties
    -> Computer Name reflects the new 2K3DOMAIN.COM.

    As of now the domain is still operating in Windows 2003 Interim mode as
    there are NT BDCs lying around. And I cannot disable Netbios as well.

    Is there anyway to show the domain in the login screen for the Win2000/XP
    clients to be 2K3DOMAIN instead of the Netbios domain?

    Any help is GREATLY appreciated!!! Thank you!!!
     
    Robert L [MS-MVP], Dec 30, 2005
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  3. rK

    rK Guest

    Hi Robert,

    Do you mean logon using UPN or FQDN? Correct me if I'm wrong but I know UPN
    is something like . How do I logon using FQDN? Thanks!
     
    rK, Dec 30, 2005
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