Domain renaming in windows 2003 server

Hi I have 2 DC, one is 64bit and another 32 bit with domain name xyz.ae. Now I want to change to abc.local. I downloaded domainrename.exe file and installed in 32bit DC. But I don't know the steps to follow. My network consists of 2 Exchange 2007 server, one Citrix server and one file server.

What are all steps I need to take care, and how I can execute the same.

tks
teksalahAsked:
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

> My network consists of 2 Exchange 2007 server

Domain Rename is not supported if Exchange 2007 is part of the domain. I strongly advise you do not attempt it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925822

Can you consider a migration instead?

Chris
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Darius GhassemCommented:
I would agree with Chris Exchange 2007 does not support domain rename.

http://theessentialexchange.com/blogs/michael/archive/2008/04/04/exchange-2007-and-domain-rename.aspx
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Hmmm perhaps it's worth asking.

Why do you want to perform a domain rename anyway?

Chris
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teksalahAuthor Commented:
thanks,

as our company is rebranded with new name, so I wanted to rename the domain. You mean, migrating to windows 2008 server and renaming? If so what are the steps..

teks
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

I mean establishing a brand new domain and migrating across to it.

It means you need quite a bit of spare hardware because you are going to have to create new DCs and a new Exchange system at the very least.

Chris
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teksalahAuthor Commented:
If I upgraded my both DC to windows 2008 server, any option available to change the domain name with out affecting exchange 2007?

teks
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

Nope. The limitation applies is Exchange 2007, nothing short of completely removing Exchange 2007 from your organisation will do.

Naturally such an operation will make e-mail rather difficult, I'm not suggesting you do that.

Chris
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teksalahAuthor Commented:
Thanks Chris
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