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Active Directory Weirdness
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  • Posted: Mon, Jul 16, 2012
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I am currently seeking an Active Directory expert to help me work through some weirdness being experienced at a current client location.

A few notes on the environment:
- Domain Controller is a Server 2008 instance
- 3 other Server 2003 instances joined as member servers
- DNS running on Sever 2008 instance

Here's what I need help figuring out.

1. At one point, there must have been an DOMAIN.local instance.

2. However, if I look at the AD properties of each server, I see the servers (and workstations) joined to a NewDomain.local.

3. If I open up AD Users and Groups, I see the NewDomain.local instance and all users/groups created under that hierarchy.

4. However, when I log on to any Server or Workstation, I am actually logging in to Domain.local and NOT NewDomain.local.

I consider myself pretty savvy with basic Active Directory/DNS implementations but this one has me baffled. I don't understand how or why I am required to login to Domain.local when everyone should ...

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