1. It is inappropriate to contact some one off list for specific help or an answer to a question unless invited to do so. 2. A fake domain is one which is non-existent as far as the Internet is concerned. 3. You server, unless you edit the Meta Data, will announce itself as servername.domainname with the domain name being taken from the configured settings. This means that if you use a fake internal domain name, that is how the server is going to announce itself. John T eServices For You -----Original Message----- From: mike Dampe [mailto:mikedampe@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 7:50 PM To: johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: backup and restore exchange database hi john.. what do u mean with FAKE DOMAIN.. the domain that i want to change is local domain(Internal domain) not the External Domain. i want to change in different server, and then restore the database to the new server. best regards, Mike _____ Yahoo! for Good Click here to donate <http://store.yahoo.com/redcross-donate3/> to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.