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AD and Exchange 2000 Name Change

By jbailey ·
Current Setup:
1 Windows 2000 DC with Exchange 2000 Loaded
SP2
All Hotfixes

Situation:
Company ABC.com was bought out, now need to change Domain Name information to match new company name, XYZ.com. We need internal name space and smtp addresses to match new domain name. Can not DC promo down because we need to keep all objects.

Can this be done? If so, how?

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by TPrinzo In reply to AD and Exchange 2000 Name ...

you might want to checkt his KB article Q268838 it is about multiple domains, which might be better so you can still recieve mail for the old domain. If not you can modify the exsisting domain name in exchange.

But if you mean to change everything so that there is no referrence to ABC.com, internal domain and all then you most likely will need to reload.

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by jbailey In reply to AD and Exchange 2000 Name ...

Did not accomplish task of AD name change w/o losing objects.

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by maxwell edison In reply to AD and Exchange 2000 Name ...

This is probably not the answer you wanted. However, you cannot change the server name and DNS domain information after Active Directory is installed.

See Microsoft article Q260371:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q260371

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL.)

Maxwell

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by jbailey In reply to AD and Exchange 2000 Name ...

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by jbailey In reply to AD and Exchange 2000 Name ...

Answer actually is:

It is not possible to rename the AD Domain Name with Windows 2000. This WILL be possible with Windows .NET Servers, but until then, this company is stuck or needs to start over.

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