This topic gives an example for how you can locate the information required for the NETBIOS Name and DNS Domain Name fields. These fields are required in the workflow for registering your Active Directory domain with your Horizon Cloud environment.

When you begin the workflow for the Active Directory domain registration, the console displays the Register Active Directory window. The following screenshot shows the top portion of the window.


Screenshot of the upper two fields in the administrative console's Register Active Directory window.

You can obtain the information required for the NETBIOS Name and DNS Domain Name fields from your Active Directory domain environment. For a typical Active Directory domain environment, the NetBIOS name is the one that appears in the Domain name (pre-Windows 2000) field as viewed in an Active Directory management tools interface, such as when using the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). You can also obtain the DNS domain name from that same snap-in.

This topic describes one method for locating the required information using the Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in. When that snap-in installed on a Microsoft Windows server with Active Directory Domain Services or Remote Server Administration Tools installed, you can open the snap-in by running dsa.msc.

Procedure

  1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers configuration window to where you can see the domain configuration.
    The following screenshot is an example of the window for an Active Directory domain that has a DNS domain name of ENAUTO.com.
    Screenshot of an example domain in the Active Directory Users and Computers window.

  2. View the domain's properties by right-clicking the domain-name icon and clicking Properties.

    The following screenshots are examples.


    Screenshot that shows the right-click context menu on the DNS domain name icon.


    Screenshot of an example Properties window for a DNS domain name.

    The domain's NetBIOS name is the name in the Domain name (pre-Windows 2000) field. Typically this name does not include a period (.). You provide this name in the Register Active Directory window's NETBIOS Name field.

    The name at the top of the Properties name is the domain's full DNS name. Typically this name does contain a period, like in the name ENAUTO.com. You provide this full DNS name in the Register Active Directory window's DNS Domain Name field.

    The following screenshot is the console's Register Active Directory window when registering the example ENAUTO.com domain shown in the preceding screenshots. This domain's NetBIOS name is ENAUTO and its DNS domain name is ENAUTO.com.


    Screenshot of the Register Active Directory fields using the ENAUTO example.