A. A. To verify the tcp/ip configuration is OK check for the
ldap.tcp. service record, e.g. ldap.tcp.savilltech.com
> set type=srv
_ldap._tcp.savilltech.com SRV service location:
titanic.savilltech.com internet address=188.8.131.52
The ldap record used to be ldap.tcp. but was modified in build
1946 onwards. The underscore is necessary to definitively differentiate our
unique names in the DNS namespace from internic registered domain names on the
internet. In this way we can ensure that there will never be a DNS name clash.
My understanding is that RFC 1034\1035 (may be wrong with these numbers as they
may have been superceded) say that the underscore character is NOT a valid
character to use in a DOMAIN NAME. All internet registered names should never
contain the underscore. Now, RFC2181 states that the underscore is a valid
label to use in DNS (as well as plenty of other characters too) so we the
underscore is used to prevent possible clash with INTERNET names. This change
was introduced in earlier builds of windows 2000. For a while DC's generated
both styles of names in DNS to support both styles of clients (ie newer and
older builds). Now that client code is changed to look for underscores, we have
now retired the ldap.tcp names in favour of the _ldap.tcp names.
Also make sure the NetBIOS computer name is OK
C:\> net view \\
Finally check the NetBIOS Domain name works
The NetBIOS domain name is used for backwards compatibility. Use a 4.0
version of usrmgr.