I've been in IT now for over 20 years. Only one place (a university) used multiple domain suffixes and that's back in WinNT 3.51 days when you required WINS servers to resolve anything. Again, if it was such a common thing or a massive issue, it'd be patched, updated and released with support. Things like split DNS are supported (something that certainly didn't work with old systems), but not multiple search domains from DHCP (works if configured direct). It's just an indication of what's in most environments and most don't use search domains at all. My post came off as too much of a personal attack and for that I apologise. It sounds like you really do need a decent break and hope you get it. However, I will call a spade a spade. You didn't investigate the true issue correctly and were unwilling to try something new. Have a look at your original post which started this thread over 10 years ago. You were sick of people who weren't willing to learn and prided yourself on knowing things which many others didn't and pushed the industry to hold themselves to higher standards. Sometimes, we need to take a look in the mirror and decide if we're part of the problem or part of the solution. My last major change from working for a bit corp back to a smaller company was exactly this. I could feel myself slipping standards wise, my skill levels dropping and my ability to handle the political bullshit of a 20,000+ org slipping quick so I jumped before I climbed up the clock tower. So again, enjoy your break and I hope work doesn't break while you're away. Feel free to PM me if you're looking for a change or even want a temporary change in work environment, always happy to help fellow OCAU members.