DNS Host name VS DNS Domain Name

DNS Host name VS DNS Domain Name

Post by QmVuOTU » Wed, 22 Mar 2006 14:25:27


What is the difference between DNS Host name and DNS Domain Name
thanks
 
 
 

DNS Host name VS DNS Domain Name

Post by MSMVP KenL » Wed, 22 Mar 2006 15:53:00

Dear Ben956,

Say my FQDN is computer1.domain1.com

then DNS host name is computer1
DNS Domain name is domain1.com


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Hope this help and welcome to reply the testing result.

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DNS Host name VS DNS Domain Name

Post by Joe Richar » Fri, 24 Mar 2006 16:00:26

In the sense of Active Directory the DNS Domain Name is the name of the entire
domain, like ad.company.com. The DNS Host Name is the name of a specific machine
such as machine1.ad.company.com.

Note that AD allows for disjoints in the names so you could actually have

machine1.texas.usa.company.com in the ad.company.com domain

This is actually relatively common in very large multinational or multistate
companies which had DNS deployed long before Windows thought it was important.

joe


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