User Accounts not working after Domain Rename
Posted on 2007-07-30
I've done two dry runs in a lab environment of a Domain Rename operation and both attempts have resulted in a problem with the Active Directory users still being assigned to the previous domain under their account properties page (User Logon Name: user01@OLDDOMAIN.com). I did not receive any errors during the operation.
There is a drop down box that will allow me to change the account to the new domain, but this is a very inconvenient option for a domain of several hundred users.
I have been testing this process on a 180-day evaluation version of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. I have been using a Microsoft walkthrough for the process, "Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Domain Rename", though I can see from the cover page that the guide has not been updated since August 2004. This is the best documentation I could find regarding the process.
Are there any substantial changes to the process since mid-2004 that would affect Active Directory users this way?
Are there any additional steps that could be taken to prevent this problem from occurring on further tests?
Is there a link to updated documentation for the Domain Rename operation?