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Posted on 2011-03-01
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Hello!
We have a Windows 2003 domain and we are going to install a windows 2008 R2 server asap.
Today we have a domain named COMPANYNAME.COM and we do regrett this when it comes to DNS and looking up our websites externally.
We will have to manage our DNS when we have changes etc...

And our companyname has also changed so its also out-dated as well :)

1. I want to migrate all information, users, groups etc. to the Windows 2008 Server
2. I want to rename the domain to NEWCOMPANYNAME.LOCAL or somthing like that

Does anyone have a good walktrough?
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Do you use Exchange Server, if so which version? Only Exchange 2003 is supported in domain renames.

It's also quite common to have the internal domain name the same as the external one and can be managed easily enough.

It's probably a lot less risky than a domain rename.
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by:Shaik M. Sajid
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renaming and migration ... better you rename the domain name in windows2003 then migrate it...

using domain name.com to domain is ok if you have only a domain controller exclusively without any hosted exchange server....

for domain renaming see this article..

http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_domain_controller_rename.htm

the best solution for u is transition....

see the following article...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winserverMigration/thread/547c94ba-3826-4e7a-b9ad-80b308beced4/


all the best.




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Thank you :)
I will take a look at the links and give you feedback when I do this
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