DC Domain Name needs to be changed


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John Gilmore

Any way to rename the domain name on an active DC without
demoting the server and losing user security and print
queue settings? Or will I be forced to demote the server
and start from scratch?

John
 
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Herb Martin

John Gilmore said:
Any way to rename the domain name on an active DC without
demoting the server and losing user security and print
queue settings? Or will I be forced to demote the server
and start from scratch?
If you are in MIXED mode you can install an NT 4 BDC,
remove the 2k-DC, promote the BDC->PDC, rename the
domain and then upgrade again to Win2000 domain-DC.
 
J

John Gilmore

Unable to do that, but a good idea! Need to know without
adding another server it it's possible to change the
domain name on a DC without demoting server

John
 
P

Paul McGuire

If you are in Native 2003 domain mode you can use domain rename. It will
mess up Exchange.

HTH

Paul McGurie
 
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Laura A. Robinson [MVP]

circa Sat, 11 Sep 2004 17:55:23 -0500, in
microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory, Herb Martin
(news@LearnQuick.com) said,
If you are in MIXED mode you can install an NT 4 BDC,
remove the 2k-DC, promote the BDC->PDC, rename the
domain and then upgrade again to Win2000 domain-DC.
No, you can't.

Laura
 
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Laura A. Robinson [MVP]

circa Sat, 11 Sep 2004 21:20:04 -0400, in
microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory, Laura A. Robinson [MVP]
(geekwench@snippit.hotmail.com) said,
No, you can't.
Or, more specifically, could you clarify this?

"remove the 2k-DC, promote the BDC->PDC"

Thx.

Laura
 
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Ace Fekay [MVP]

In
Paul McGuire said:
If you are in Native 2003 domain mode you can use domain rename. It
will mess up Exchange.

HTH

Paul McGurie

Just to point out, Ex2003 SP1 now has a rename tool.

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Ace

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