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Removing Underscore from AD Domain Name - Best Practice

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We're in the process of upgrading our systems and introducing Exchange 2010 into the mix. One problem: our domain is "" which is incompatible with Exchange 2010. Exchange will not install on a domain including an underscore ("_"). We would like the domain to be "" to correspond with our websites and other services. Thus, I'm wondering what the best practice is for solving this issue.

I'm concerned about the 300+ workstation on our campus and extension centers that log into AD regularly and how to migrate them with the least blood shed possible. I'd like to not have to visit each workstation but will if no better solution exists.

I'm really not sure what direction is the best route. Your help is greatly appreciated!
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