RE: Renaming domain and exchange

  • From: "Deshwal, Chand" <CDD@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 11:53:19 +0530

Exchange should not be installed on DCs. If its installed on DC, still a
Domain Rename can occur, but you need to change Exchang AD objects
manually. Other thing to look at is Clients. You may face the problem of
unjoining and rejoining of all or most of clients, even 2000/XP. To
avoid this apply a new DNS Suffice. You can find exact procedure in the

Will you change Netbois name as well? 

Otherwise, it goes smoothly.


-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Bolzan [mailto:adrianb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 11:49 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Renaming domain and exchange


Our company has merged with another and the decision has been made to
call the new merged entity by a new name. This means that I will need to
rename our domain.  

I have read through once a number of Domain Rename docs on MS's site,
including the one relating to the Exchange Server Domain Rename Fixup.

I will definitely have tested backups, as well as using Powerquests V2i
Protector, just in case.

There will not be any restructuring of the OU's, etc., rather it will be
a "simple" rename.

Does anyone have any recommendations or gotchas to watch out for?


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