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    Hi everyone, my first post here:

    If you for any reason would like to change name of a DC in a single DC domain, what would be the best practices for that?

    testserver.mydomain.local => newserver.mydomain.local


    In 2008R2 I would run something like this:
    netdom computername dc /add:newserver.mydomain.local
    netdom computername dc /makeprimary:newserver.mydomain.local

    from an elevated command prompt...

    Cheers,
    Poultape
    Last edited by Poultape; 16th July 2013, 12:55. Reason: Added example for Win2008R2

  • #2
    Re: Change name of DC

    It appears to still be the same:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc788029.aspx
    explicitly includes Server 2012
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Change name of DC

      Originally posted by Ossian View Post
      It appears to still be the same:
      <url removed>
      explicitly includes Server 2012

      Awesome! Thanks Ossian!

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      • #4
        Re: Change name of DC

        No problem
        Do let us know how you get on -- I have to do the same in about a weeks time

        Oh, and welcome to Petri
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
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        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Change name of DC

          Thanks mate

          I'll let you know how it goes.

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          • #6
            Re: Change name of DC

            Just an update,
            Renaming a Win2012 DC using netdom computername worked just fine.

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            • #7
              Re: Change name of DC

              To confirm, followed the three step process in the kb article (http://www.petri.com/rename-windows-...ontrollers.htm) and had no problem renaming using netdom computername

              (Mixed Server 2008R2/2012 environment, 2008R2 DFL and FFL)
              Tom Jones
              MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
              PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
              IT Trainer / Consultant
              Ossian Ltd
              Scotland

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