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By sjp ·
Is it possible to create a new domain and add an existing domain to it as a child?

If so, how will I go about this.



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by BFilmFan In reply to Domain Tree

No good product is without limitations and drawbacks. It is not possible to do all renaming operations with RENDOM. The following limitations exist:

The forest root domain is the root of one of these trees.
Forest must be well formed after the domain rename operation.
The DNS names of the domains comprising the forest form one or more trees.
Cannot have a domain whose domain name is subordinate to the domain name of an Application Directory Partition root.
The forest root domain can be renamed, but must remain the forest root.

If you have Exchange installed:

Exchange Domain Rename Fix-Up (XDR-fixup.exe) fixes Exchange attributes after you rename a domain that contains Exchange 2003 servers. XDR-fixup is available as part of the Exchange 2003 Web Tools as a separate Download. Point your browser to

There are also additional limitations with this tool:

Domain rename doesn?t change any e-mail domain in Exchange doesn?t change any recipient policy. You must change your recipient policy after domain rename.

You cannot rename the Exchange Organization with the domain rename tool.

It is not possible with domain rename to merge two Exchange organizations into a single Exchange organization.

Thus, your answer is, it depends. Is this domain the start of a tree? This would exist if you use the empty peer-root forest design that is recommended by Microsoft.

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