dns name all wrong - help me to correct it without re-installing

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 DNS' started by Edward Letendre, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. I have a windows 2000 server and I have the name all wrong. I want to
    rebuild the dns and active directory to reflect the correct name. Originally
    I used something simular to sql2.survey.com but the name should have been
    either sql2.local (no real dns name) or say telus.survey.net as it is hosted
    with telus. In any case, how can I use dc promo to correct my problem and
    get the dns working again.

    Edward
     
    Edward Letendre, Jul 31, 2009
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  2. "Edward Letendre" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    >I have a windows 2000 server and I have the name all wrong. I want to
    > rebuild the dns and active directory to reflect the correct name.
    > Originally
    > I used something simular to sql2.survey.com but the name should have been
    > either sql2.local (no real dns name) or say telus.survey.net as it is
    > hosted
    > with telus. In any case, how can I use dc promo to correct my problem and
    > get the dns working again.
    >
    > Edward



    If you use dcpromo to demote it, you will lose the domain. If you have users
    already using it, this would be quite unfortunate. How many users do you
    have?

    If it was a Windows 2003 domain, you could use the domain rename tool
    (rendom), but that is not available with 2000.

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    Ace

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    Ace Fekay, MCT, MCTS Exchange, MCSE, MCSA 2003 & 2000, MCSA Messaging
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check
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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 1, 2009
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