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    i have created a domain enviroment in my office. While creating the first domain controller some how i missed adding the suffix to my domain contoller. My domain name is only "octo" and it does not have any .com or .local suffix.

    Now i want to add a suffix to it, my question is how can I add the suffix to my domain. And if I do so will it make any problem and what precaution should I take in doing this.

  • #2
    Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

    http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_domain_rename.htm

    Can I suggest you make a list (a long one by the look of it ) of problems with your existing domain and go to the main site (www.petri.com) and browse the articles there. I suspect most will be easy to solve.
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    • #3
      Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

      I have Windows Server 2008..

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      • #4
        Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

        Damn, my crystal ball failed again

        IIRC the process is the same
        gives http://www.petri.com/rename-windows-...ontrollers.htm as the first hit, as per comment on my earlier post
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

          The link is regarding domain renaming. I just want to add a suffix to my domain name.

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          • #6
            Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

            i.e. you want to rename the domain from domain to domain.local
            Tom Jones
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            • #7
              Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

              Yes.. I jsut want to add a suffix .local to my domain..

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              • #8
                Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

                You have two options really:
                One, what Ossian suggested, Domain rename.
                Or two start with a new forest again and migrate required AD data.
                Here for more:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300684
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                • #9
                  Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

                  The link doesnot describle anything about creating new forest again and migrate required AD data.

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                  • #10
                    Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

                    Why do you need to create a new forest?
                    All you need to do is rename the domain
                    Tom Jones
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                    • #11
                      Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

                      @ Ossian - The link provided by you http://www.petri.com/rename-windows-...ontrollers.htm only describes how to rename a name of the domain controller.

                      I want to know regarding renaming the name of my domain not the domain controller.

                      Your article describes how to name a DC with the name from KUKU-SERVER.PETRI.LOCAL to DC-SERVER.PETRI.LOCAL

                      But in my case my Server name is DC-SERVER.PETRI AND I WANT TO CHANGE IT TO DC-SERVER.PETRI.LOCAL

                      I want to change the name of my domain ex PETRI TO PETRI.LOCAL not the domain controller name.

                      If you have any step by step instructions of doing this please let me know.

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                      • #12
                        Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

                        How about this

                        http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_domain_rename.htm

                        There are links at the end of the article to useful tools and articles that will enable you to accomplish this.

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                        [Edit]

                        And using to search the same but with 2008 appended found this:

                        http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/techscra...n-rename-28069
                        Last edited by Blood; 7th February 2011, 14:21.
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                        • #13
                          Re: My domain controller doesnot have any suffix

                          Please see my post #2 above
                          Tom Jones
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