Solved

Domain Rename

Posted on 2012-04-02
7
499 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-03
We are currently running our domain in a 2008 R2 enviroment.  For whatever reason, the previous network admin named our domain, cyfairfcu.org, which is the same as our website.  This is causing DNS problems in addition to other oddities.  I'm wondering what the risk or advice would be to rename the domain from cyfairfcu.org to local.cyfair (or simular).
What will renaming the domain effect? Permissions, user accounts?


Please advise, as I've never done this before.
0
Comment
Question by:tgarrity
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Geodash
ID: 37798547
Is it an Exchange Organization?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:tgarrity
ID: 37798550
No, Exchange is hosted offsite.
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:Geodash
Geodash earned 100 total points
ID: 37798551
If it is, you will have an easier time migrating to a brand new domain. Run them in trust, migrate, delete old domain
0
NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Geodash
ID: 37798554
What internal services are you running?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:tgarrity
ID: 37798585
DNS, Active Directory, DHCP, DFS
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Adam Brown earned 400 total points
ID: 37798656
If you don't have any software that doesn't support a domain rename, you can do it. Depending on the problems you're experiencing, however, there are usually ways to work around the problems that occur when the internal domain is the same as the external domain. It'll probably be less drastic and less of a hassle to just work around the problems you have than it is to rename or move to another forest (especially on a Credit Union network :S)

That said, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794907%28v=ws.10%29.aspx has some good info on doing a domain rename. Look through it and see if it's feasible in your situation.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:tgarrity
ID: 37801051
Thank you both!
0

Featured Post

Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This script can help you clean up your user profile database by comparing profiles to Active Directory users in a particular OU, and removing the profiles that don't match.
Last week, our Skyport webinar on “How to secure your Active Directory” (https://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/5810/Webinar-Is-Your-Active-Directory-as-Secure-as-You-Think.html?cid=Gene_Skyport) provided 218 attendees with a step-by-step guide for…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

735 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question