Can anyone offer a quick solution to this one:
Back in February I implemented VLAN's on our network and all is running fine. That is apart from... whenever I want to join a PC to the domain I am having to write the domain name as domain.local - I never had to do this is the past, just the domain name itself would suffice. Now it needs the .local ???
The DHCP kicks out the correct IP/subnet/GW/DNS settings and the DNS suffix search order has my domain.local listed, just like I used to have it.
Its only a minor niggle but its getting on my nerves as some of my XP ghost images that were sysprepped are stopping when they reach the join domain section
Never mind - apparently this is correct behaviour. Trying to resolve the domain name without putting .LOCAL is making it use NETBIOS name resolution. This wouldn't find the server if it's in a different VLAN unless I had a WINS server configured (not bloody likely!).
In essence, always use the FQDN of the domain to save any hassles. Must remember that for any future sysprep answer files!!!
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