Domain Rename -- Windows Server 2012 R2 ?

What step-by-step "Domain Rename"
articles do you recommend ?

 1. two Windows Server 2012 R2
    domain controllers that do DHCP,
    DNS, GroupPolicy, and fileServing,
    one at each site that REPLICATE
    to each other
 2. onPremise Microsoft SQL Server that
    use "Windows Authentication",
    i.e. domainName\username
 3. NO on-premise email server

Maybe something like the below
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
How many users are on premises?
finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Are the on premises servers virtualized?
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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
Yes, HyperV VMs
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Okay, then I suggest setting up a sandbox with the VMs in their own Private network.

From there run through the domain rename process that TechJourney outlines. That looks to be about the best one of the bunch.

Would we do it? Probably not.

We'd set up the above sandbox then run through setting up a new domain, creating a trust, and migrating everything over. In my mind there's a lot less risk.

Oh, and make sure to have System State and known good backups.

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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
What good "setup a new domain, create a trust, and migrate everything over" article do you recommend ?
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