How to change domain name

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July 27, 2009 at 01:03:04
Specs: Win Server 2003, Intel Xeon Xseries 235
i have on Interanet setup In my office there is one Win 2003 server, which act as domain controller, DHCP, File server and IIS server, my previous incharge had given a very odd name to the domain like <machinename>.<BranchName>.<organizationName>
which i want to rename, i tried Netdom command for this but Windows says command doesn't exist,
Please help me to rename the domain in Windows Server 2003

With thanks and regards
- Atul

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July 27, 2009 at 02:39:44
Open Command Prompt.


netdom computername CurrentComputerName/add:NewComputerName

This command will update the service principal name (SPN) attributes in Active Directory for this computer account and register DNS resource records for the new computer name. The SPN value of the computer account must be replicated to all domain controllers for the domain and the DNS resource records for the new computer name must be distributed to all the authoritative DNS servers for the domain name. If the updates and registrations have not occurred prior to removing the old computer name, then some clients may be unable to locate this computer using the new or old name.

Ensure the computer account updates and DNS registrations are completed, then type:

netdom computername CurrentComputerName /makeprimary:NewComputerName

Restart the computer.

From the command prompt, type:

netdom computername NewComputerName /remove:OldComputerName

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July 28, 2009 at 22:05:50
Thanks for the reply, i found this solution in net, but as i mentioned windows says netdom command is not found ....? then what will be the solution ?

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July 29, 2009 at 07:14:22
then what will be the solution ?

Simple. Netdom is supplied as part of Windows XP SP2 Support Tools pack available for download from the link below.


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July 29, 2009 at 08:29:15
Netdom isn't the tool for 2003 since it is for a workstation. Rendom.exe is the tool for 2003 server

see here

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