Changing domain name

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by user, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. user

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    IT Pros,
    We are considering of migrating from 2003 domain to 2008 domain. At the
    same time we would like to re-name our domain name. We are not sure which
    approach to take. (Rename first and migrate, migrate and then rename,
    create two domains with trust, etc). Has anyone else done this before? Can
    someone suggest recommended steps to take and any potential pitfalls that we
    might run into?
    user, Oct 24, 2009
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  2. I assume you mean upgrading/adding 2008 DCs, and not a true migration.

    You can do it either way, however if it were me, I would suggest to rename
    it first prior to adding 2008 DCs to insure full functionality, otherwise if
    you do it afterwards and something goes south, you can't blame it on the
    upgrade or the new operating system. Also, if you have Exchange, it adds a
    complexity to the procedure. Exchange 2003 supports a name change, whereas
    Exchange 2007 does not.

    Read my blog in the following link for more specifics. Good luck!!

    Domain Rename With or Without Exchange


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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Oct 24, 2009
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