Renaming a Domaincontroller

It's quite a pain if you need to rename a Windows 2000 Domaincontroller:

296592 How to Rename a Windows 2000 Domain Controller

Finally it is easier: Windows Server 2003 supports to rename a domaincontroller. To do this you are going to assig an additional name to the DC, then make the alternate name the primary, and finally delete the old name.

You'll find more details in the following document:

Microsoft TechNet: Windows Server 2003 - How to rename a domain controller

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