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SimpleGuide:HowtoRenameDomainNamein
WindowsServer2012?
June10,2013

ForServerAdminwhofamiliarwithWindowsServer
2000&2003,youmaybestillremember
aboutRENDOMutility,whichisthisusetorename
Windows2000@2003domainnameandhaveto
installmanually.
ButinWindowsServer2012domainyoudonthave
toseparatelyinstallRendomutility.
ItgetsinstalledaspartofActiveDirectoryDomain
ServicesrolewhenyoupromoteaservertotheDC
role.AndItcanbefoundhere
:%windir%\system32\rendom.exe.
ForthistimeSimpleGuide,Iwillshowyouallhowto
renamedomainnameinWindowsServer2012,the
processisstraightforward..butasusual..backupany
necessaryinformation@Serverbeforeyouproceed
&Ialwaysadviceespeciallytomystudents,please
dothisexercisesinLABEnvironment(HyperV).
Dontsimplytakeanyriskbydoingthisisproduction
environmentunlessyouhaveto!!.
Forthisexercises,ImusingMCTcoursewarefrom
20410B(InstallingandConfiguringWindows
Server2012).
TheexistingdomainisADATUM.COMandIwill
renameittoCPX.LOCAL.
**forthosewhowanttobuiltyourownADandtry
thisexercises,pleaserefertomyprevious
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guidehowtobuiltactivedirectoryinwindows
server2012/.
So,letgetstarted
1OpenyourSystemPropertiesandcheck
yourexistingdomainname,ifyouseefrommy
WindowsServer2012systemproperties,myexisting
domainnameisAdatum.com.Thiswillbechange
tocpx.localintheshortwhile.

2Next,openyourServerDashboard,gotoTools
&clickDNStoopenDNSManager..

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3ontheDNSManager,youmustcreatetheNew
DNSZone(cpx.local),thisistomakesurethatafter
wholeprocesssuccessfully,yourmemberserver@
WindowsclientscanjointonewDomainname.
**tocreatenewDNSZone,RightClickForward
LookupZone,andclickNewZone

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4OntheWelcometotheNewZoneWizard,just
clickNextbutton..

5OntheZoneType,ClickPrimaryZoneandclick
Next..

6OntheActiveDirectoryZoneReplication
Scope,clickbuttonToallDNSserversrunningon
domaincontrollersinthis
domain:Adatum.comandclickNext
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7IntheZoneName,keyinyournewDomain
Name,mynewDomainNameiscpx.local

8OntheDynamicUpdate,ClickAllowonly
securedynamicupdates(recommendedfor
ActiveDirectory),andclickNext

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9OnthecompletingtheNewZoneWizard,
clickFinishtocompletetheprocess.

10OnDNSManager,youcanseemynewDomain
Nameislisted(cpx.local)

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11Next,openCommandPrompt,runas
administrator..

12InCMD,typerendom/listandpressenter
thiscommandusetogenerateastatefile
namedDomainlist.xml.Thisfilecontainsthecurrent
forestconfiguration.

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13Next,opencomputerandbrowse
toC:\Users\Administratorfoldertoget
yourDomainlist.xml.

14OnceyouseetheDomainlist.xml,rightclickthe
filename&chooseEdit..Igoingtochangethe
DNSnameandNetBiosNamein
thisDomainlist.xmlfile.

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15OncetheDomainlist.xmlopen,youcansee
therearefewexistingDomainname,changethis
existingdomainnametonewdomainname..refer
topicture:

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16onceyouchangetonewDomainname,make
sureyousavetheDomainlist.xmlfile..

17AfteryousavetheDomainlist.xmlfile,closeit
andreturntoCMD.OntheCMD,typerendom
/showforest.Thisistoshowthepotentialchanges
thisstepdoesnotmakeanychanges.

18Next,typerendom/upload.Thisistoupload
therenameinstructions(Domainlist.xml)tothe
configurationdirectorypartitiononthedomain
controllerholdingthedomainnamingoperations
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masterrole.

19Next,typerendom/prepare.Thisusetoverify
thereadinessofeachDCintheforesttocarryoutthe
renameinstructions.ThisshouldcontactallDCs
successfullyandreturnnoerrorsbeforeproceedto
nextprocess.

20Next,typerendom/execute.Thisistoverifies
readinessofallDCsandthenpreformstherename
actiononeachone.
**Rememberalsotherewillbeaservice
interruptionduringthisprocess.Oncethe
processsuccessful,yourDCServerwillbe
restarted.
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21OnceyourDCServerrestarted,loginusing
thenewDomainnameasadministrator.

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22Next,afteryousuccessfullylogin,openSystem
PropertiesandcheckyouroldDomainNameis
nowgone..replacebynewDomainname

23Next,openCMDagain,andtypegpfixup
/olddns:adatum.com/newdns:cpx.local.Thisisto
refreshallintradomainreferencesandlinkstogroup
policyobjects.

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24Next,typegpfixup/oldnb:londc1
/newnb:cpx..

25Next,typerendom/clean.Thisistoremove
referencesoftheolddomainnamefromAD.

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26Next,typerendom/end.Thisistounfreezethe
forestconfigurationandallowfurtherchanges.This
wasfrozenduringtherendom/uploadstep.

27Next,OpenDNSManager,clickyournew
createddomain(cpx.local),hereyoucanseeyour
ownIPlistedbutwestillhavelongwaytogotomake
surethisDNSZoneisworking..

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28Next,turnonyourclientPC,forthisexercise
ImusingWindows8asaclient.OpenSystem
PropertiesandjointonewDomain(cpx.local).in
caseyougettinganerror,dontgetscared!!..just
clickOKandyouWindowsSecurityboxwillshowup
andnowkeyinadministratoranddomain
passwordandclickOK(Welcometo
thecpx.localdomain).Referpictures..

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29AfteryourWindows8restart,loginasa
domainadministrator.

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30Onceyoulogin,doublecheckWindows8
SystemProperties.NowyourWindows8
successfullyjoinintonewDomain(cpx.local).

31Now,gototheServer2012andopenDNS
Manager,youcanseenowyourWindows8Clientis
listedinDNS.

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32YoucanalsocheckinActiveDirectoryUsers&
ComputersthatyourWindows8Clientnowalso
listed.

Orait..Idonefornow..cyainnextpost!!!

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