Changing to a domain server

Posted on 2005-05-02
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
We curently have Crystal 10 installed on a windows 2003 server. We are going to convert our server to log into a domain.
Will have to reinstall crystal because the computer name will change \\domain\etc ?  
Question by:louy3
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    If you're referring to Crystal Entperprise 10, not CR 10, then the technical answer is 'No'.  That being said, you might as well reinstall.  Changing the domain breaks a lot of things in Enterprise, because all of the CE services are based on DNS.  I've had to deal with this issue twice, both times because the network administrators failed to notify others that they were making such sweeping changes to the architecture of the network.  At least you have some warning.  Check out the following whitepaper from Business Objects:

    The whitepaper refers to CE 8.5, but it is applicable to 10.  Keep in mind that 10 is much more complex than 8.5 was, too...


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