My company is currently merging with another and they have decided to change our company name. I need to rename our .local domain to the new company name. I have read several articles are doing this just wanted some more input for clarity. The current network consists of (2) Domain controllers both Windows 2012 Server Standard and 6 member servers running a mix of 2003 and 2008. I have 50 desktops connected running windows 7 pro. I don't have to worry about exchange server we are a Google shop. My question is Microsoft says you should do this from a control station, but others say perform it from the DC. Thoughts.... other question should I disjoin all my workstations prior to the rename?