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Rename a Domain Controller

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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How do i rename Domain Controller name in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

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Just be sure that all the applications you have installed in your domain can also work after a domain rename.  I don't know if it is still the case (my guess is that it is), but it used to be that you could not rename a domain if Exchange was installed
in the domain.  Renaming a domain is not like renaming a server.  There are a lot of things tied into that domain and you need to ensure that everything you have installed in the domain will work properly after renaming the domain.  In other
words, I hope you have a good lab that has your production environment replicated so you can test things there before actually renaming the production environment.
.:|:.:|:. tim