Choosing Naming Conventions

Creating naming conventions makes choosing names for computers, shared folders, and users easier and lends consistency to the network. This consistency results in a more user-friendly network.

Note

MORE INFO For help with naming users, see Chapter 9. For help with naming shared folders, see Chapter 10.

Choosing a Domain Name for the Network

The domain name is the most important and politically sensitive name on the network, and it is one you can’t change without starting all over and completely rebuilding your network. Do not make this decision without consulting everyone who has a stake in the result. By getting others involved in the process, you’ll have a much greater chance of acceptance.

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