Practices for renaming an SBS2003 server and domain
Posted on 2006-06-23
I have read through the topics and fully understand that it is not possible to rename an SBS2003 server and domain without fully reinstalling. Unfortunately, that is what we have to do. I have a couple of questions regarding the processes I should go through to do this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
1. Does anyone know of a resource outlining the steps to follow for this proceedure? I REALLY don't want to miss anything! Like backing up mailboxes, copying user names and account settings etc. I guess I'm going to do this all manually (using exmerge on the mailboxes and writing down users and privelidges) but is there a better way to do this???
2. Can I simply do an install of SBS over the top of itself (like with XP)? Will this leave all data files in tact (like users individual folders, so I can just recreate the users and reset permissions)?
3. Has anyone done this smoothly before? Any tips to make my life easier?
Thanks everyone for any help. This is happening tomorrow, so wish me luck!