Hello all: I am an AD virgin and need to implement AD due
to some CIFS issues we are having (see other posts). I am
in the early design phase and need to figure out a good AD
name that will fit with our existing edir/dns
infrastructure.

For discussion purposes lets say my company name is
"FAKECO". Our internet url is fakeco.com. our nds tree is
fakeco_tree. Our internal dns domain is fakeco.cxm (o
replaced by x).

Since all our workstations are already setup with a dns
suffix of fakeco.cxm, I was thinking off just using that as
our AD domain name. My other thought was ad.fakeco.cxm. If
I go with the latter, I would need to setup a new dns zone
ad.fakeco.cxm and change all workstations to have the dns
suffix of ad.domain.cxm. This would certainly differentiate
the ad domain. If I go with the former I could keep all
settings on my workstations the same but that will result in
intermixing ad and non-ad machines (like our netware
servers).

Any thoughts??? Thanks a bunch, Chris.