Solved

Win2K3 SBE - Need to change the Domain Name - What are my options?

Posted on 2004-09-18
3
544 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Experts!

I have just completed setting up a new Server with Windows 2003 Small Business Edition (Win2K3 SBE) and everything went just great until I was informed that I had the parent company name as the domain name and not the actual operating company name. Fortunately, I don't have any computers or users on the domain yet, but with all the integrated applications like Exchange Server and SharePoint Services I don't want to start from scratch reloading the OS. What is the best way to minimize work and time lost without creating major problems down the road?

Hopefully, someone can delineate the procedure in general or point me to a KB or other web page that provides the details.

Thanks!

Brian

0
Comment
Question by:BrianEsser
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
Debsyl99 earned 500 total points
ID: 12093518
Hi
The news doesn't look too good - hope someone can prove me wrong,
SBS 2003 - Rename Domain Name Server
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_21054342.html

Deb :))
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:valicon
ID: 12094263
I am afraid that renaming SBS is not possible.  Renaming a domain is only possible with the following O/S's:

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition

I wish I had better news :S
0
 

Author Comment

by:BrianEsser
ID: 12097768
Thanks for helping me bite the bullet!
Brian
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A brief overview to explain gateways, default gateways and static routes OR NO - you CANNOT have two default gateways on the same server, PC or other Windows-based network device. In simple terms a gateway is formed when a computer such as a serv…
Sometimes you might need to configure routing based not only on destination IP address, but also on a combination of destination IP address (or hostname) and destination port number. I will describe a method how to accomplish this with free tools. …
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question