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Internal/external namespaces in DNS setup

Put this under the horse is out of the barn category...

We migrated users from NT4 to a Win2k domain. Unfortunately, we did not use different internal/external name spaces in setting up DNS. Should I continue along with this or bite the bullet and try to fix? If I have to fix it, is there an easier solution than reinstalling everything?

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If you migrated to Windows 2000, reinstalling is the only way to change the domain name. If you are going to Windows 2003, you have a chance using some new tools to perform a domain name and DNS change in place. DO NOT TRY the tools on Windows 2000 -- the horse won't be out of the barn he'll be dead in the fields –- apparently by alien experimentation.

This was first published in October 2003

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