Changing the domain name in Server 2008 Standard - Messing up outlook reply settings
Posted on 2012-03-13
Well my developer named my Server 2008 domain a '.com' instead of '.net' which is the end of my present web address. I need to rename the server domain to '.net' because for the life of me I cannot get an email address working that is vital. Basically it comes in my email like 'email@example.com' it has to be 'myname@blah-blah-net.' The .net extension is on my business cards, letter head, everything. Is there anyway to get this to work without changing the domain name? I am very nervous if I change the domain name that it will effect my database, SQL stuff, and well anything else really. Is this true? Or does anyone know how to spoof the email address to '.net' instead of .com. In Active Directory I have made the changes but I cannot get it to work. In Outlook as well. I have the mailbox working great but the reply is to a '.com' and I need the address to read '.net' to my end users. Thoughts? I have heard that its no big deal to make the change and in about an hour everything will propagate and work. . I just don't know about my source as well as it may lock me out of my server. Just a wreck of a day! Thoughts? I am out of solutions.