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Windows Thread, Domain Name in Technical; Originally Posted by Quackers We use our full .sch.uk domain name, then use split zone DNS. We use to use ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    We use our full .sch.uk domain name, then use split zone DNS. We use to use .local but prefer what we do now.
    +1 for schoolname.sch.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by XiJ View Post
    Sorry, I meant for new installs really.

    Although it could be that some of our schools want to integrate Macs at some point - they are standalone at the moment.
    Ah - my understanding was that the Mac issue with .local had been resolved...is there still a problem that you're aware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    Ah - my understanding was that the Mac issue with .local had been resolved...is there still a problem that you're aware of?
    Ah, it's been a while since I heard of it - didn't even really look into it fully. So it may well have been resolved. A post higher up indicates its not a big issue.

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    .local here too.

    Any new domains I build I'll be using ".internal".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    Ah - my understanding was that the Mac issue with .local had been resolved...is there still a problem that you're aware of?
    Not sure if its resolved now although that issue was down to .local conflicting with bonjour as bonjour used .local to communicate ( or something along those lines ) which caused conflicts with a .local type domain

    AntonnioRocco would be a good person to ask

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    When i had my macs put in last summer we had issues with my .local domain name.

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    .local here and most schools unless part of a bigger group tend to be the same.

    I have seen .int used too and .lan

    If I was to build a domain up again I would use the same as web and then when users are in and out of the LAN if we allowed it something could be accessed via the same URL, no confusion then.

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    I'm not sure why, but our LEA structure uses 'schXXXX.somerset.gov.uk'. The networks are not linked via AD etc... There is a WAN but schools are basically silos on it.

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    .local here. No issues (touch wood)

    Had Apple issues in the past but cant for 100% say due to .local

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    Microsoft's best practice used to be that your AD domain was different to your external so hence .local and .internal domain names. In recent years they have changed their mind and "Microsoft strongly recommends this option" of using a subdomain of your external domain name, and using split brain DNS you don't have to make the name publicly available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ascott2 View Post
    Microsoft's best practice used to be that your AD domain was different to your external so hence .local and .internal domain names. In recent years they have changed their mind and "Microsoft strongly recommends this option" of using a subdomain of your external domain name, and using split brain DNS you don't have to make the name publicly available.
    so effectively they want your domain name as something like internal.scool.ac.uk

    is there actually any advantage to using a real world name that cant be achieved with a psudo name you can give out in ad settings?

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