Renaming a Windows 2003 Domain
Posted on 2007-04-06
We are a small organisation with one Windows 2003 DC running Exchange 2003 SP1. This server also hosts all of our applications we run as well as being a central storage point for our shared data.
We need to change the domain name from our present name to another. I am reluctant to use the rendom.exe tool as it seems more trouble than it is worth and I have been warned away from it from people who have used it before. I have full backups of our server, and I am thiking that a full re-installation of the OS and Exchange might be easiest.
If I do this however, can I use my backup to restore the C: drive, or will that overright the new installation I have done. Do I have to do all of our applications from scratch again as well? It seems like a long winded way to basically have to rebuild our server from the ground up again just so that we can have a different domain name.
Any advice would be appreciated!