NETBIOS Names for an Windows 2000 AD Domain

Is there a way to change the NETBIOS name currently assigned to a Windows 2000 Active Dir Domain?


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Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationAsked:
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pcbratConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Not a good idea, but start here.....

why do you want to anyway? That name you have is what you used when you started your AD....youcould mess stuff up;en-us;292541&Product=win2000

Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationAuthor Commented:
Well i have single name domain that I am demoting. I then created a new domain using a FQDN, only the netbios names I want to use is already in use by the other domain. So the netbios name came up with a 0 at the end of it. i.e. domain0. The namespace still is though.

So i don't want to change the actual DNS name, just the NETBIOS name that users see in the domain drop down on the login screen.


clearly I do NOT recommend to change it. because windows 2000 would make many problem to you.
you better demote your DC to member server and promote it to DC and enter new netbios name and fqdn while promoting it to DC.
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so what happened? you accepted the answer and awarded points (which I thank you for) but you didnt reply with a post and tell me what you decided to do...

we always like to know so that others who use EE in a search can find answers to a question like yours

dawne :)
Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationAuthor Commented:
sorry.. i decided to just redo the domain.. don't want to mess around with trying to rename stuff.
good idea!

once you do a AD domain your stuck with the names and most of the time the Ip's too (at least with exchange you are)

good luck :)
Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/VirtualizationAuthor Commented:
thanks !
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