Domain Rename

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Subject: Domain Rename
Posted by:  Ldoodle (Ldood…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008

Hello,

We have a network split across 2 sites, with a 2Mb SDSL link connecting the
2. There a 2 domain controllers, 1 at each site. The domain name is currently
domain1.int (nothing to do with me!!). There is also an Exchange 2000 server
which is due to be decommissioned and replaced with a new Exchange 2007
server.

Let's call DC 1 dc1.domain1.int which is located at Site A and DC 2 will be
dc2.domain1.int which is located at Site B.

I would like to add a new domain controller with the domain name
companyname.co.uk. I would then like to make the current domain controllers
child domains of companyname.co.uk, making them sitea.companyname.co.uk and
siteb.companyname.co.uk

Firstly, is this possible to do with the Domain Rename tool and without
rebuilding the dc's.

Secondly, as we currently have an Exchange 2000 server (which the domain
rename tool doesn't work with), what is the best way to remove this Exchange
server from the domain first, allowing me to domain rename (I will ExMerge
the mailboxes to PST files then ExMerge them back to Exchange 2007)

Thanks very, very much/...

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