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I have a client that installed a windows 2000 server with
the following FQDN ,<servername>.<domainname>.com It is
a single server with active directory. The problem is I
need to change the FQDN to <servername>.<domainname>.local

Now we are installing new WinXP PC's and are having
getting to the company's external web and mail site
<domainname>.com

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 
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In news:2318601c45e0e$c6e3d6b0$a401280a@phx.gbl,
Steve <steve@advancedcomputer.com> posted a question
Then Kevin replied below:
> I have a client that installed a windows 2000 server with
> the following FQDN ,<servername>.<domainname>.com It is
> a single server with active directory. The problem is I
> need to change the FQDN to <servername>.<domainname>.local
>
> Now we are installing new WinXP PC's and are having
> getting to the company's external web and mail site
> <domainname>.com
>
> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

You cannot rename a Win2k domain, you would have to demote it then dcpromo
it to the new name. The downfall is you would lose all domain accounts in
the process.
You could build a new DC with the new name then use ADMT to migrate the
accounts to the new domain.

You could just create the records in the local domain for the hosts in the
public domain, e.g. www and mail give the records the IP of the public
sites.


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Steve wrote:
> I have a client that installed a windows 2000 server with
> the following FQDN ,<servername>.<domainname>.com It is
> a single server with active directory. The problem is I
> need to change the FQDN to <servername>.<domainname>.local
>
> Now we are installing new WinXP PC's and are having
> getting to the company's external web and mail site
> <domainname>.com

As Steve replied, you can't rename the domain. You don't need to. You can
just create A records/hosts in your DNS forward lookup zone for www, mail,
etc that point to the public IPs of those servers.
>
> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 
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In news:uJ1z%23gkXEHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] in
<lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com> posted their
thoughts, then I offered mine
> Steve wrote:
>> I have a client that installed a windows 2000 server with
>> the following FQDN ,<servername>.<domainname>.com It is
>> a single server with active directory. The problem is I
>> need to change the FQDN to <servername>.<domainname>.local
>>
>> Now we are installing new WinXP PC's and are having
>> getting to the company's external web and mail site
>> <domainname>.com
>
> As Steve replied, you can't rename the domain. You don't need to. You
> can just create A records/hosts in your DNS forward lookup zone for
> www, mail, etc that point to the public IPs of those servers.

err.. actually Kevin!
:)

How's it going? Ping me offline...
:)

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In news:2318601c45e0e$c6e3d6b0$a401280a@phx.gbl,
Steve in <steve@advancedcomputer.com> posted their thoughts, then I offered
mine
> I have a client that installed a windows 2000 server with
> the following FQDN ,<servername>.<domainname>.com It is
> a single server with active directory. The problem is I
> need to change the FQDN to <servername>.<domainname>.local
>
> Now we are installing new WinXP PC's and are having
> getting to the company's external web and mail site
> <domainname>.com
>
> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


As Lanwench and Kevin said, its not that easy. I thougth to elaborate a bit
on what your choices are and on what Kevin and Lanwench already told you.

Scenario 1:
If in mixed mode, install a BDC into the current domain. Kill the W2k
server. Promote the BDC to a PDC. Upgrade that with the new name. This saves
your user accounts.

Scenario 2:
Native mode. Bit more complicated.
Choice1:
Install a new domain parallel to this with the new name.
Use ADMT to migrate users, computers and profiles.

Choice2: Export everything using LDIFDE. Alter the export file with the new
name. Demote and then promote with the new name. Import the file into the
new AD.

Do you have Exchange installed? If so... ouch. Complicates it further...
Either scenario, prior to demotion/upgrade, etc, use the Exmerge tool to
pump out the mailboxes into PSTs and then pump them back into the new
installation once the users are in place.


OR

Just live with it and create the www record as Kevin and Lanwench already
said.



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Ace Fekay [MVP] wrote:
> In news:uJ1z%23gkXEHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
> Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] in
> <lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com> posted
> their thoughts, then I offered mine
>> Steve wrote:
>>> I have a client that installed a windows 2000 server with
>>> the following FQDN ,<servername>.<domainname>.com It is
>>> a single server with active directory. The problem is I
>>> need to change the FQDN to <servername>.<domainname>.local
>>>
>>> Now we are installing new WinXP PC's and are having
>>> getting to the company's external web and mail site
>>> <domainname>.com
>>
>> As Steve replied, you can't rename the domain. You don't need to. You
>> can just create A records/hosts in your DNS forward lookup zone for
>> www, mail, etc that point to the public IPs of those servers.
>
> err.. actually Kevin!

Whoops! Sorry, my bad....

> :)
>
> How's it going? Ping me offline...

Will do!
> :)
 
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In news:eq$AXkqXEHA.644@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] in
<lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com> posted their
thoughts, then I offered mine
>
> Whoops! Sorry, my bad....
>
>> :)
>>
>> How's it going? Ping me offline...
>
> Will do!
>> :)

ok :)




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Regards,
Ace

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can benefit. This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties and
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Microsoft Windows MVP - Active Directory

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