Change Active Directory Domain name


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Ricardo

Hi
I´ve Windows 2000 Server SP4, Active Directory and Exchange 2000 SP3 on the
server.
Recently the company changed the name, so the Domain has changed too.
Is it possible to change the Active Directory Domain Name to make the
mailboxes use the new name ?

Regards

Ricardo
 
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Matjaz Ladava [MVP]

You have to separate a AD domain name from your email domain name. You can
not change AD domain except if you meet criteria in
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292541 , but you can
change your mail domain name in exchange server and add an additional domain
name to your users email. You must change recipient policy in Exchange
server 2000 to do that.

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Regards

Matjaz Ladava, MCSE, MCSA, MCT, MVP
Microsoft MVP - Active Directory
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M

Michael Kintner

Or what you can do is update to Windows 2003 and that does give you the
ability to change the Domain Name. I know because I just had to do this and
do to my surprise the update went smoothly. (smile)
 
C

Chriss3

Hello or add an alterantive UPN sufixes name?

//Christoffer Andersson
 
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Matjaz Ladava [MVP]

Yes, but you have to be without Exchange server 2000 and your forest must be
Windows Server 2003 native or else domain rename won't work :-(

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Regards

Matjaz Ladava, MCSE, MCSA, MCT, MVP
Microsoft MVP - Active Directory
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http://ladava.com
 
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Matjaz Ladava [MVP]

True, but you will only solve logon issue, if you are already using UPN.
Your domain will still have old name, and you still need to update recipient
policy in Exchange, to have additional email domain for the users.

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Regards

Matjaz Ladava, MCSE, MCSA, MCT, MVP
Microsoft MVP - Active Directory
(e-mail address removed), (e-mail address removed)
http://ladava.com
 
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Ricardo Lopez Celani

OK...Thanks for your answers...
I´ll see what to do :S

Regards
Ricardo
 

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