Rename my Primary domain controller win 2008 R2 ent

Posted on 2012-09-16
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
I have two domain controllers running win 2008 R2. I need to rename my primary domain controller from to

Can I do it. Any problem in renaming the PDC. I am running DHCP and DNS in the PDC server.
Question by:jobby1
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    by:Sushil Sonawane
    Run the dcdiag /q repadmin /showrepl command and check all is working fine with out any error.

    Please refer below aticle to rename your domain name:




    The identity (domain GUID) of the renamed domain does not change during  a domain rename operation. Thus a computer's domain membership does not change as a result of the holding domain being renamed.


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    Should be pretty straight forward that you have two DC's
    Follow the TechNet how to and you should be fine.
    I would make sure that you have a backup of the DC systemstate.
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    Also not affect any DHCP and DNS in the PDC server.

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