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Win SBS2003 setup questions

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by havensal, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    I am supposed to set up our new server when it arrives. I think I may be getting in over my head here.

    After reading a bunch I need to know some basic info about our existing server.

    Existing DNS name
    Existing NETBIOS name
    Existing computer name
    Existing IP address, Gateway, and Subnet

    The last one is easy.,,

    The names are what are getting me. Our domain is either ABCXYZ or, I am confused about the part. From what I can tell is the server's computer name is

    This is going to be replacing our existing server. This is not a web server of any kind, just a local data/DNS server. From what I have read I need to make sure all of this information is different between the old and new server. Thanks. :)
  2. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    OK, I think I figured it out.

    Computer name = ABC4
    DNS name =
    NetBOIS name = ABCXYZ

  3. Mug


    Jul 8, 2007
    computer name = abc4
    doamin name =
    computer's DNS name = also known as the FQDN (fully qualified domain name) of the computer
    Netbois name = abcxyz - this is what you see in the drop down box at login - think of it as your DNS name shortname