Windows Domain Name Change
Posted on 2013-01-08
I have just setup a .local domain recently with 2 AD servers and while I have done quite a bit of work on the domain I have yet to add any users to the new domain. I want to eventually setup a magic triangle so I have read about the issues that plague a .local domain with the Mac setup. So for that reason I want to change from .local to .private.
I have tested changing the domain name in VMs using rendom and am not happy with the results as I have seen errors and what not and I would rather start with a fresh AD given the stage that I am in.
My question is this, can I simply remove AD services as a role from the AD servers and then re-setup AD services with my new .private domain? If so, is there a chance that this would leave any data behind of the old domain?
If not, I assume I am looking at a full wipe / reinstall for my 2 AD servers...?
Thanks for any help you can give!