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Active Directory Rename – Hard or Easy?

October 29, 2009 1 comment

Recently, I needed to perform a renaming of our ActiveDirectory domain for Windows
Server 2003 R2.

Here are some of the resources/tools/documentation I found to perform it flawlessly.

How Domain Rename Works

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738208(WS.10).aspx

Download link for Domain Rename Tools

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb405948.aspx

Step by Step Guide to Implementing Domain Rename

http://download.microsoft.com/download/c/f/c/cfcbff04-97ca-4fca-9e8c-3a9c90a2a2e2/domain-rename-procedure.doc

As our AD is pretty simple, after some research, it turned out that there are
actually fewer steps to perform. I found a nice, simple step-by step description
of it:

Active Directory Domain Rename – Not Difficult At All

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=229757&start=0

My Conclusion

All the operations that might require Active Directory changes need careful
planning
, but once planned, it is pretty straightforward to execute.

Creating a virtual environment and test the changes before applying it to
production systems is essential.

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