What are the implications of renaming a Windows 2008 & 2012 domain?

Hello Experts,

I have a client who is merging with other 2 companies, and they want to consolidate and centralize AD. He wants to know the implications and pros and cons of renaming a Windows 2008 2012 forest/domain

Any possible issues with renaming a windows domain? any step-by-step and checklist docs that you can provide?


Thanks in advance
Jerry SeinfieldAsked:
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it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
These two discuss some of the risks involved:
Risks of Renaming Your Domain
Friends Don't Let Friends Migrate Active Directory Alone

These two show the steps involved:
How to Rename Domain Name in Windows Server 2012
How to Rename your Single Active Directory Domain

And this is the *official* Microsoft whitepaper on what happens:
How Domain Rename Works

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