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cannot rename server sbs 2003

Posted on 2007-04-11
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When I try to change the name of my newly promoted domain controller I get an error "the following error occured when attempting to rename the computer" "the specified domain either does not exist or cannot be contacted" although I am on the domain for sure and can browse it.
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by:LauraEHunterMVP
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This is an SBS server, not vanilla Windows Server 2003? If so, then what you're trying to do isn't supported without a re-install of the OS.

Windows Small Business Server 2003 Getting Started Guide (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sbs/2003/plan/gsg/chptr3a.mspx):
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Step 2: Windows Configuration
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Important: After you install Windows Small Business Server 2003, you cannot change the full DNS name for the internal domain, the NetBIOS domain name, or the computer name. These settings are used to configure Windows Small Business Server tools and applications. To change these names, you must reinstall Windows Small Business Server 2003.
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by:tstech248
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that is horrible!
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You'll get no arguments from me on that sentiment, but it's one of the implicit limitations you face when dealing with SBS.
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