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Re-named AD Site -- manually delete DNS entries ?

Posted on 2011-03-21
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I just re-named an AD site and it seemingly went fine.

However, in AD-DNS I still have both entries for the old site name and  the newly re-named site name.

Do I have to manually delete old dns entries for the old site name?

It shows up in:

_msdcs -> dc ->  _sites
_msdcs -> gc -> _sites
_sites
DomainDNSZones -> _sites
ForestDNSZones -> _sites



thanks
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It should update in the background. This change will be done automatically.  the new should be written to dns and replicate to your other dns servers.

I would wait for replication to complete. if you still have problems check out this article:

You may experience problems when you rename sites in the Active Directory forest
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920718
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by:jarak08
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Hmmm.  The old site DNS records are still there (7 hours later)...

 I even tried:

nltest /dsregdns
Flags: 0
Connection Status = 0 0x0 NERR_Success
The command completed successfully

but I still have the old site info in DNS

btw, i'm running W2008 R2 std.
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if the new records have been created dns scavenging sould take care of the stale records.   Do you have dns scavenging enabled on your dns servers ?  if you do the records will be removed according to refresh and no referesh interval you have set on the server.  check to see if you have scavenging enabled on your server and your dns zones.

dns scavenging
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755716(WS.10).aspx
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by:jarak08
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Yes, I do have scavenging enabled. The next scheduled time is two days from today.  I just checked the properties and the records should be deleted on the next scavenging cycle.  I guess I'll just be patient and wait to see if it cleans up correctly.

Can I keep this question open for a couple of days while I'm waiting?  I hope so.

thx.
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sure
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old site info was cleaned up from dns.

thx.
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