Rename Domain forest without demoting it

Microsoft Windows server 2003 enterprise...
April 5, 2010 at 20:33:33
Specs: Windows Server 2003
Ok.. So i've completed the project.. It was successful.. What I had to do is rename the domain without demoting it.. I did it and showed him, but now he says.. How to do it if it was connected to a Child Domain..

RootDC = ParentDC
Hawaii = ChildDC

And this gets confusing now. I was in class today trying to figure this out. I did everything on the Parent DC and the Child DC.. Promoted and everything.. Ran the rename domain tool, and executed the rendom.exe through CMD.. Which gives me this XML file

(This is the script when you have the parent DC connected to the Child DC when you use Rendom /list in the CMD.) You get a Domainlist.XML file and it shows the following.

(Now this one below looks more simple.. Because its just one computer..)

Do you see the difference? I get confused in which part to edit, and when I edited the parts I was suppose to for one computer.. When I use the command to prepare the script, it gives me an error.. It says

(Reached the Child Domain (Which is, but can't reach the RootDC (Which is the ParentDC which is

I don't know which one to edit first.. Can someone help me? If you need more info on what I must do.. Please let me know.. He gave me an extra week to complete this.. Any help would be highly appreciated!

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April 6, 2010 at 03:05:25
luisds87, you'll likely get more and more knowledgeable responses in the programming forum @:
Ed in Texas.

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April 6, 2010 at 20:39:30
EDIT: If a moderator see's this.. Can you change the title too. Rename a Domain Forest (Parent and Child) Without demotion.

Hopefully someone can help..

I've tried editing the parts that should have been edited when renaming a single domain, but when its connected to a child domain and I use the (Rendom /prepare) command in the CMD.. It gives me an error.

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