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DNS forward zones after domain rename..

Hi,

I have just renamed my domain from 'mydomain' to 'mydomain.local'.  (just one single domain in a single forest, from single label to a dotted domain name). All went well with no error messages.

When I open the DNSMC I see the following DNS forward zones:

_msdcs.mydomain
mydomain
mydomain.local

Shouldn't I expect to see a zone called _msdcs.mydomain.local too?

Please comment

best regards

Geir
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Hi Geir,

If it's there correctly you would expect to see it under mydomain.local.

You used the DomainRename tool to do this?

Chris
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geir056Author Commented:
You're right I have a copy there, here is my current FLZ 'tree':
_msdcs.mydomain
  dc
  domains
  tcp
  udp
mydomain
  _msdcs
  _sites
  _tcp
  _udp
mydomain.local
  _msdcs
  _sites
  _tcp
  _udp
  DomainDNSZones
  ForestDNSZones
  TAPI3Directory

As you see I have _msds subfolders both under mydomain and mydomain.local.  But the one I wondered about was the 'root' _msdcs.mydomain folder.  I have similar _msdcs.<domainname> 'root' folders at other domain controllers too, so I just wondered if there should be a similar _msdcs.mydomain.local 'root' folder (as it is for the old domain name)  after the rename.

And yes, I used rendom.exe  and gpfixup.exe (with no error messages).

regards

Geir
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

As long as you have a version of _msdcs under the mydomain.local lookup zone then you're fine.

You should see that the root version of the same is simply delegated from the main Zone for the domain. It's like that to allow separate replication scopes for the domains and Service Records in a Forest.

If you prefer to have it that way you can create delegate it from the main mydomain.local zone, then create a new _msdcs.mydomain.local zone as AD Integrated with Dynamic Updates enabled.

Once done you can restart the NetLogon Service on the Domain Controllers to get the servers to register there.

Chris
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geir056Author Commented:
> f you prefer to have it that way ...

It's no big deal for me, I just saw that it exists on newly installed w2003 DCs and I wondered if I needed to take some action since it doesn't exist for my new domain.

Omitting this has no side effects?

Can I safely delete all DNS zones for the old domain, or will this be done by the final rendom.exe /clear (which I suppose I shouldn't do before *every* workstation has rebooted twice and logged on to the new domain)...

regards

Tor
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