Need to rename an AD Domain
Posted on 2012-09-08
About 8 years ago an AD domain was created in a Win2k3 environment called 'mydomain.net'. With the introduction of a Win2k8R2 domain controller there are potential DNS issues and the actual .net domain exists and is owned by someone else. I need to change the name of the domain to 'mydomain.local'. The infrastructure is very simple, 2 DC's, one 2008R2 and on 2003, a couple of other 2003 servers and about 80 workstations, with 200 users, it is a school. No Exchange or SQL servers in the environment. This is a single forest/domain infrastructure, quite simple. Forest and domain functional levels are both Windows 2003.
My question is simple I hope. Is it best to use the MS Rendom procedure or is there a better method? I would hate to have to recreate 200 users and the shares and permissions.