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SBS 2011 change local domain name

Hi,

One of the company that I work with just changed the company name and they would like to change their local domain.
The Domain only have one domain controller that also host exchange.
Is there anyway to change the domain name without rebuilding the server?


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onestoppc
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Nope. You cannot change the domain name on SBS 2011. You either build from scratch or jump through a lot of hoops to do a non-standard migration (which is still a new install.) those are your two choices.
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
If you change your domain name - you are changing the entire environment, basically your AD Config / Schema / Appl directory everything - I'd say create a new SBS environment (forest) - cause you won't be able to add another domain, and then migrate everything to it.

This is if your folks are adamant and are ready to shell out money for migration, just cause they do not like the name of it.

If you want to read more or enquire more on migration, please provide your feedback and I could hunt documents for you. OR wait for another hour - some kid round the block would post 10-15 google'd links.

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Do  you really need to change the internal domain name?  As mentioned you cannot, but it is only seen on occasion by internal users.  It is common for companies to change ownership or names and then want to change the external domain name and the domain used by Exchange for hosting e-mail.  This is quite easy to do:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/04/13/how-to-configure-sbs-2011-standard-to-accept-e-mail-for-multiple-authoritative-domains.aspx
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
@RobWill: I'm afraid there was no reference to Exchange domain in the question, I was thinking on Accepted domains too - however question was limited to local domain and more on AD than Exchange perspective.

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
@Exchange_Geek
Just reading between the lines.  This question is frequently asked and after a lengthy discussion we often discover exactly what the asker is trying to achieve may not exactly match the question.  Just throwing it out there in case onestoppc might not be aware of the option.
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