Solved

Change Hostname of Backup domain controller

Posted on 2014-04-14
3
441 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-08
Hello Experts,

I have a network with one Domain controller with Windows 2008 R2 Standard 64BIT. Before some days back, i got one issue within the GPO in my Domain controller. So my seniors asked me to create one additional domain controller. So i have created one simple server with same OS configuration as per the primary DC. But i forgot to change the Hostname as windows server 2008 media will automatically assigned random hostnames. Now i have installed and configured this server as my Additional domain controller. And now i got to know that i have to change this weird name.

Can u please suggest any issues will come if i change this?

Please help.

-Abhijit
For Infrasofttech

Please note my both Domain controllers are in Hyper V.
BDC.JPG
0
Comment
Question by:syinfra
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Zephyr ICT
ID: 39998855
You can rename the Domain Controller without too much problems.

1) Rename Domain Controller (via System properties or netdom)
2) Update the FRS or DFS Replication Member Object.

That should be it ... The only issue that could happen is that AD and DNS replication slowness might for while prevent clients locating or authenticating to the renamed DC ... As you would expect.
0
 

Author Comment

by:syinfra
ID: 40022183
But i dont want to rename my Primary DC. I want rename hostname of my Backup DC. What happened, if i demote this BDC and then change hostname and again make it BDC? Is this works?
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Zephyr ICT earned 500 total points
ID: 40022324
Why would you demote the DC, it doesn't matter if it's a BDC or DC, the renaming process stays the same.

More info: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794951(v=ws.10).aspx
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

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

To effectively work with Diskpart on a Server Core, it is necessary to write some small batch script's, because you can't execute diskpart in a remote powershell session. To get startet, place the Diskpart batch script's into a share on your loca…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…

790 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