Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How to change Windows 2008 domain name

Regarding my previous post: How to recover domain when the primary domain controller failes and there are member domain controller, one of my readers asked me, how to change domain name.

The idea was to transfer full AD database via:
  • adding new DC to domain, 
  • replicate database
  • disconnect new DC and "recover" it to fully functional DC following my recipe,
  • and finally rename our "new" domain to avoid conflicts with old one 
To rename domain you should use Domain Rename tool as described here:

In near future I will check this method and write few words about effects of my experiment.

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