RE: domain name change

  • From: Dêniz Feital (Chiptek) <dfeital@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 14:38:02 -0300

    Well, I think he's probably thinking about to change the domain name
(exchange).
 
    Is that right?
 



        Dêniz Feital

        GIC - Chiptek / Vésper 

        Tel 55 11 3489-7730

        Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer


 

-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Wilson [mailto:lwilson@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 1:33 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: domain name change


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We had to do this at a previous company and it can be a bit nasty.  A tool
that helped us a lot, called U-Promote, by UTOOLS allows you to demote PDC
and BDC's to member servers, so you can change the domain name without
reinstalling the O/S...   member servers are easy to change the domain name
on.  It was a wise investment.
 
I am assuming that the O/S is NT.
 
We promoted a member server to PDC, and demoted the PDC to a member server
so it's domain name could change and be brought up again.  Since it was the
only server on the domain, it became the PDC.  We then repeated the steps
with the BDC.  The member servers  came over easily.
 
Exchange Server cannot be demoted and there are many places to make changes
-- there are Q articles on this. However in retrospect it would have been
better and saved us a lot of time if we had just exported all the users
mailboxes to pst's, reinstalled the Exchange on the new domain and imported
the pst files into the new email boxes.
 
Create a check list of your steps so you can back track... it was very
helpful when I did it.
 
Then you have the workstation domain properties to change.  Win 2k is easy,
but Win 98 machines are more difficult... we had to remove all Win 98
machine names from the server and add to the domain
 
http://www.algintech.com/UTools/UPromote.asp
<http://www.algintech.com/UTools/UPromote.asp> 

Good Luck !!

Linda Wilson 
Information Technology Specialist 
National Bank of the Redwoods - www.nbronline.com 
2227 Capricorn Way, Suite 100 
Santa Rosa, CA 95407 
lwilson@xxxxxxxxxxx 

707-522-5230  voice 
707-522-5271 fax 
707-217-8359 cell 

-----Original Message-----
From: Anantha Kumar S [mailto:Anantha.Kumar@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 4:07 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] domain name change


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Hi all
Our company is planning to change its name. We will be changing our domain
name also. I have a exchange 5.5 with 60 users.
1 Should i reinstall a new exchange server with newcompany name or can i use
existing old server and rename it
2 How to move users from old to new. that is users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  to users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> . 
3 Is there any thing that i have to do at ISP level.
 
Can any one help me with this, any procudure or any write up is available on
the net, would be of great help to me
thanks in advance.
anantha
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