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  • Renaming a Domain

    I found out recently my company has been bought by another company. We now have 3 months to change all references to the old company name & logo & move onto the new one.

    So I need to rename the domain from my current domain name to a new one.

    Is this even possible? A few people have said this isnít possible and I would need to set a new domain up, export all the permissions for each user from our file server & exchange server & effectively re-import them all into the new domain.

    Can anyone shed any light on this as building a new domain will be a serious headache.

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    Re: Renaming a Domain

    You don't specify the DC OS but AFAIK these instructions are valid for 2008 as well as 2003:
    http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_domain_rename.htm

    But ask yourself -- do you really need to rename the domain or can you just add a UPN suffix, new email address policy, and pretend there is a renamed domain: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243629
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      Re: Renaming a Domain

      What exchange server are you currently using?
      AFAIK for the Domain rename utility to work you'd need at least an exchange server 2003 SP1.
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        Re: Renaming a Domain

        Running exchange SP3

        thanks I'll take a look

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