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Created a new Domain.If i change the machine name the Domain controller name.Will i have any problems.

Hi,

Created a new Domain.If i change the machine name the Domain controller name.Will i have any problems.

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Sharath
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matthewsampsonCommented:
What are you trying to say here??
You've created a new domain, right.
and you want to change the name of your domain controller?
How many domain controllers do you have?
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
This is the only DC i have and just after installing the ADS components i realized the name of the machine was wrong.So i wanted to change the name.
When i click change i get this message.
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Computer Name Changes
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Domain controllers cannot be moved from one domain to another, they must first be demoted. Renaming this domain controller may cause it to become temporarily unavailable to users and computers. For information on renaming domain controllers, including alternate renaming methods, see Help and Support. To continue renaming this domain controller, click OK.
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OK   Cancel  
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Will there be any problems if i change?
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matthewsampsonCommented:
I suspect you will have to demote the server (I.e: remove ADS) then change the server name and then promote it again.
That would be the cleanest way.
Having said that, if you don't have any computers sitting on this domain yet (I.e: you've just created it and nobody is using it), then it won't matter if you just change it.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Can i have the process of demote .
You mean to say as i have no users yet or computers i can just change the name....
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matthewsampsonCommented:
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oBdACommented:
You can rename a W2k3 DC provided the domain is running in W2k3 functional mode, and you do a bit of cleanup as described here:
You Must Rename the SYSVOL Member Object to Rename a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316826

A description of the functional levels and how to raise them if necessary is here:
How to raise domain and forest functional levels in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=322692
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