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Hi,

I made a typo in my FQDN  for my AD server domain.    the server name is fine but I am missing a letter in the domain name.  

what I have now :   ad-domain.doman.local
should be:

ad-domain.domain.local

Is there a way to change this easily?  I have about 40 users that are using AD only for authentication no file shares, redirection, roaming profiles etc.
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Renaming an AD domain is possible, but non-trivial. The following link will give you information about the process: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb405948.aspx

If you are running Microsoft Exchange 2007, or are running Exchange 2003 and have any intention to upgrade to Exchange 2007, be aware that the domain rename process is unsupported.
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Thanks Laura,

I had seen this article, but was wonder that because it was only part of the domain name and not hostname of the pdc it would be easier.  I guess not?
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No. A domain rename is a domain rename, regardless of whether it's a single character or the entire name.
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OK, I will go  through the article.  Luckily we do not currently have exchange.

thanks!
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WOW!  that certainly NON TRIVIAL!!  

Laura do have direct experience with renaming a domain?   I was wondering since right now the only thing going on in the domain is AD authentication  (I have only joined Xp workstations to the domain)  with no file shares, no exchange, roaming profiles or redirection.   This being the case is there a short cut to the renaming procedure?


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Nope, no shortcuts to a rename. Your only other option is to decommission the domain entirely, drop all workstations to a workgroup, re-create the domain with the correct name, and re-join the workstations.
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ok thanks.   )-:  either way a lot of work.
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