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migration to new active directory domain

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Hello,

I have been asked by marketing to make our old company name disappear from login prompts and shared drives.  We have three domains currently in use, and these need to be changed to the new name of our company.  That is all marketing cares about, is the appearance (what's new right - marketers only concerned with the surface).  So, with that being said, I am looking for feedback so I can present decision makers with the following:

Problems we will encounter, downtime, cost, benefits (i don't think there will be any from a technical standpoint), any other information that could weigh into the decision to make this happen would be appreciated.  Currently, I'm not looking for exact details on how to do this, but more birds eye view of what management should be made aware of in relation to business processes and problems that could be encountered because of this request.  Any experiences and insight will be greatly appreciated.
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Yep, I have similar request and ask me, it is way more complex. User migration still easy, however computer object migration is very complex and require lot of downtime and manual effort. If environment is big, it will becomes challenging.

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how do you plan to address the issue of users getting new SID causing their local workstation profile to be rebuilt?  Is there simply a way to change the domain by using an alias instead of having to worry about creating a new domain and setting trusts and relationships to map security permissions?
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all, thank you for your feedback.  I was able to make what i feel is a fairly informed report to mgmt and now get to wait for them to respond.

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