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Join AD Domain with shortname?

Wincomelately

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Yes, have been joining machines to AD domains for 10 years, 2K , XP, Vista, 7, have always used the short domain name to join. Have been joining machines to NT domains & before that OS/2 LAN Server since ~1991.

(ie for example, domain is CONTOSO.COM then you can join the domain CONTOSO and it figures out it is CONTOSO.COM)

All WINS, DNS, AD Controller IP numbers and names are the same between a 7 machine and this 8 machine.


But 8 WILL NOT join the domain by just giving it CONTOSO, it has to have CONTOSO.COM to join. What's with that?

Anyone know how I make Windows 8 join by giving it CONTOSO?
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Thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E6400
    CPU
    Cnetrino2
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia

Wincomelately

New Member
Could be just me then. I only have Win 8 on one machine. Thanks for checking it out at your location!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E6400
    CPU
    Cnetrino2
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia

vrosa

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I also joined to my work domain with short name without probs :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10.0.10122
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    My Build - Vorttex Ultimate
    CPU
    Core i7 @ 4500 MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Plus
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 @ 1822 MHz (OC)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon R9 280X 3GB @ 1180 / 6800 MHz
    Sound Card
    7.1 HDA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD LG 22" + CRT LG 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1760 x 1320 / 1280 x 960
    Hard Drives
    1 x 240 GB SSD (System)
    3 x 500 GB HDD (Data/Media)
    1 x 2000 GB e-HDD (Backup)
    PSU
    ThermalTake 1000W PSU
    Case
    Corsair Carbide R300
    Cooling
    Corsair H60 (Push-Pull)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps (Down) 5 Mbps (Up)
    Browser
    IE, FF, Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG Internet Security 2015
    Other Info
    Some wired stuff

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