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Thread: Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

  1. #1
    Carl Smith Guest

    Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

    I have noticed that when joining server 2003 standard domain / or enterprise
    domain. I have noticed that you have to type the full domain name for
    enterprise edition e.g. smallbusiness.local in on the client pc's whereas
    when you are joining in a standard environment you only have to type e.g.
    smallbusiness (without having to put .local or .com at the end)

    If someone has noticed this and you know why enterprise seems to want a full
    domain name rather than standard edition will you please let us know because
    i am looking all over the internet to try and find why they seem to work
    slightly differently in that area.

  2. #2
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] Guest

    Re: Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

    Hello Carl,

    That has nothing to do with the server version, we run STD and EE and don't
    have that.

    Choosing the FQDN (domain.com) or the NetBIOS name (domain) depends on your
    DNS, WINS setup and NetBIOS configuration. Make sure the "TCP/IP NetBIOS
    Helper" service is running on the client machines and set to automatic.

    On the DC's run diagnostic tools dcdiag /v, netdiag /v and repadmin /showrepl(if
    more then one DC exist) and post the output here. Also from dnslint /ad /s
    "ipaddress DC"

    For the first 3 commands you have to install the support\tools\suptools.msi
    from the 2000/2003 installation disk on the DC, dnslint you can download
    here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321045)

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > I have noticed that when joining server 2003 standard domain / or
    > enterprise domain. I have noticed that you have to type the full
    > domain name for enterprise edition e.g. smallbusiness.local in on the
    > client pc's whereas when you are joining in a standard environment you
    > only have to type e.g. smallbusiness (without having to put .local or
    > .com at the end)
    >
    > If someone has noticed this and you know why enterprise seems to want
    > a full domain name rather than standard edition will you please let us
    > know because i am looking all over the internet to try and find why
    > they seem to work slightly differently in that area.
    >




  3. #3
    Kyle BLake Guest

    RE: Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

    I believe you need Enterprise edition to do Microsoft CLUSTERING.


    "Carl Smith" wrote:

    > I have noticed that when joining server 2003 standard domain / or enterprise
    > domain. I have noticed that you have to type the full domain name for
    > enterprise edition e.g. smallbusiness.local in on the client pc's whereas
    > when you are joining in a standard environment you only have to type e.g.
    > smallbusiness (without having to put .local or .com at the end)
    >
    > If someone has noticed this and you know why enterprise seems to want a full
    > domain name rather than standard edition will you please let us know because
    > i am looking all over the internet to try and find why they seem to work
    > slightly differently in that area.


  4. #4
    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer] Guest

    Re: Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

    "Carl Smith" <CarlSmith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B2568EAA-5D9A-4288-A46C-C3F9E7CEC7D2@microsoft.com...
    >I have noticed that when joining server 2003 standard domain / or enterprise
    > domain. I have noticed that you have to type the full domain name for
    > enterprise edition e.g. smallbusiness.local in on the client pc's whereas
    > when you are joining in a standard environment you only have to type e.g.
    > smallbusiness (without having to put .local or .com at the end)
    >
    > If someone has noticed this and you know why enterprise seems to want a full
    > domain name rather than standard edition will you please let us know because
    > i am looking all over the internet to try and find why they seem to work
    > slightly differently in that area.



    Is NetBIOS disabled on the enterprise version you're using that you need to use the FQDN? That would be the only thing I can think of causing this. Or even the firewall on the client side.

    And as Meinolf said, operating system version has NOTHING to do with this.

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  5. #5
    Carl Smith Guest

    RE: Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

    Thanks for the postings they have been very helpful.

    "Carl Smith" wrote:

    > I have noticed that when joining server 2003 standard domain / or enterprise
    > domain. I have noticed that you have to type the full domain name for
    > enterprise edition e.g. smallbusiness.local in on the client pc's whereas
    > when you are joining in a standard environment you only have to type e.g.
    > smallbusiness (without having to put .local or .com at the end)
    >
    > If someone has noticed this and you know why enterprise seems to want a full
    > domain name rather than standard edition will you please let us know because
    > i am looking all over the internet to try and find why they seem to work
    > slightly differently in that area.


  6. #6
    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer] Guest

    Re: Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

    "Carl Smith" <CarlSmith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:AAB7C462-E187-4BB8-B49B-F5247A7B0E9B@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the postings they have been very helpful.
    >


    You are welcome, Carl.

    Were you able to resolve the issue?

    Ace


  7. #7
    Carl Smith Guest

    Re: Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

    Yes it did help me.

    Thanks Ace

    "Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer]" wrote:

    > "Carl Smith" <CarlSmith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:AAB7C462-E187-4BB8-B49B-F5247A7B0E9B@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks for the postings they have been very helpful.
    > >

    >
    > You are welcome, Carl.
    >
    > Were you able to resolve the issue?
    >
    > Ace
    >
    >


  8. #8
    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer] Guest

    Re: Difference between Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise?

    "Carl Smith" <CarlSmith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:66021985-7E93-49CB-9427-FFDFC9D92EB4@microsoft.com...
    > Yes it did help me.
    >
    > Thanks Ace
    >


    Good to hear. You are welcome!

    Ace




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