Domain Rename - AD
Posted on 2011-09-16
Many years ago before I got my current job, someone created a basic infrastructure for the work environment. They created a domain controller with the domain (example: test.com) running Active Directory, DNS, DHCP. After many years the company bought a domain for their website (example: testbuilding.com) and is hosted by GoDaddy.com
There are several servers and workstations attached to the current domain controller. I am attempting to move the website and email internally with a Linux server as a web server and Exchange Server for email. The two servers are built and ready but I want to change the work environment from test.com to testbuilding.com
I have read up on the Domain Rename feature from Microsoft. I wanted to know if anyone has a Step-by-Step Walkthrough procedure in doing this. I don't want to re-create the entire environment by building a new AD, detaching the workstations and servers from one DC to another. Whatever way is as painless as possible would be greatly appreciated.