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havensal
07-25-2007, 07:31
I am supposed to set up our new server when it arrives. I think I may be getting in over my head here.

After reading a bunch I need to know some basic info about our existing server.

Existing DNS name
Existing NETBIOS name
Existing computer name
Existing IP address, Gateway, and Subnet

The last one is easy. 192.168.1.1, 255.255.255.0, 192.168.1.10

The names are what are getting me. Our domain is either ABCXYZ or ABCXYZ.abc-inc.com, I am confused about the .abc-inc.com part. From what I can tell is the server's computer name is ABC4.ABCXYZ.abc-inc.com

This is going to be replacing our existing server. This is not a web server of any kind, just a local data/DNS server. From what I have read I need to make sure all of this information is different between the old and new server. Thanks. :)

havensal
07-25-2007, 08:10
OK, I think I figured it out.

Computer name = ABC4
DNS name = ABCXYZ.abc-inc.com
NetBOIS name = ABCXYZ

Mug
07-25-2007, 21:14
computer name = abc4
doamin name = abc-inc.com
computer's DNS name = abc4.abc-inc.com also known as the FQDN (fully qualified domain name) of the computer
Netbois name = abcxyz - this is what you see in the drop down box at login - think of it as your DNS name shortname