Renaming my domain controller
Posted on 2004-10-22
I have a w2k3 domain controller that has an underscore in its name. I am now realizing that this is a problem. I wanted to install MS Office Project Server 2003, and because of the underscore I received an error saying that I needed to rename the server. I'm sure there may be workarounds to this problem, but I'd really like to have a valid computer name that will not cause problems.
I have read that w2k3 has the ability to rename a pdc, but I cannot find any outline as to how this is done. Since I do not need to change the name of the domain, is it safe to assume that most applications (Exchange 2003 sp1, Live Communications server, SQL Server 2000, etc.) will accept the new name easily? What is the best procedure for renaming this server?