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Microsoft DirectAccess Best Practices and Troubleshooting by Jordan Krause

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Hostname and domain membership

Now that our network traffic is flowing, we need to finalize a couple of other regular items on the DirectAccess server. First is setting the hostname. While this seems like a menial, regular task, don't take it lightly. It is recommended that once your hostname is set, it should not be changed in the future. So choose the name carefully, and choose a name that meets your naming standards. It is not recommended to change the hostname of a DirectAccess server, because there are items external to the server itself which are bound to that particular name, such as Group membership, Group Policy Objects (GPOs) filtering, and certificates. A change in the hostname of a DirectAccess server will result in a number of external ...

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