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  • Question

  • hi all,

    i want to rename my windows server 2003 domain name as it's like this (abc.) without any .local or .com just (abc) , i have only one DC  no Exchange servers, i want to know what is the impact for the clients and do i need to rejoin the new domain and if that will create new profiles?

    Thanks


    Tarek Khairy

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:37 AM

Answers

  • Thats tough thing man to perform a domain rename unless  you have good experience. Instead I advice you to do a domain migration using ADMT tool.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=19188


    http://www.arabitpro.com

    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, January 25, 2013 5:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 AM
  • It will create new profiles. Map drive all gones, Annoying user wallpaper will be gone, etc... countless headache..

    What's the purpose of renaming your domain? If you do that it will be for sure that you will be busy. 

    Backup your AD, restore it if anything goes wrong. 

    Do migration using ADMT tool, as Syed suggested.. If you have only Win 7 client, do Win 7 Easy transfer.


    Every second counts..make use of it.

    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, January 25, 2013 5:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:21 AM
  • Hi,

    Further above posts, I suggest you refer Ace Fekay's blog, he explained well about domain rename.

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2009/08/19/domain-rename-with-or-without-exchange.aspx


    Regards, Ravikumar P

    • Proposed as answer by cguan Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, January 25, 2013 5:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:55 AM

All replies

  • Thats tough thing man to perform a domain rename unless  you have good experience. Instead I advice you to do a domain migration using ADMT tool.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=19188


    http://www.arabitpro.com

    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, January 25, 2013 5:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 AM
  • It will create new profiles. Map drive all gones, Annoying user wallpaper will be gone, etc... countless headache..

    What's the purpose of renaming your domain? If you do that it will be for sure that you will be busy. 

    Backup your AD, restore it if anything goes wrong. 

    Do migration using ADMT tool, as Syed suggested.. If you have only Win 7 client, do Win 7 Easy transfer.


    Every second counts..make use of it.

    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, January 25, 2013 5:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:21 AM
  • Hi,

    Further above posts, I suggest you refer Ace Fekay's blog, he explained well about domain rename.

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2009/08/19/domain-rename-with-or-without-exchange.aspx


    Regards, Ravikumar P

    • Proposed as answer by cguan Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by 朱鸿文 Friday, January 25, 2013 5:59 AM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:55 AM
  • Hi,
     
    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the information provided should be helpful. If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark the answer as you wish.
      
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    Kevin
    Friday, January 25, 2013 5:59 AM