We currently run a single-label domain and I was wondering what benefits there are to promoting it to a fully qualified one. We constantly have to perform reg hacks like the allowsinglelabeldomains and so forth. What benfits would we see with renaming the domain and also how risky is the procedure? The network is primarily Server 2003 with only 2 legacy development servers still up. The 2 of those run 2000. doesn't server 2003 have a rename feature that is relatively safe or no?
Also what is the risk/benefit of upgrading the domain fully to the 2003 level as opposed to its current 200 level. Sorry I forgot the correct term there :P