domain name rename

Richa Kumari 286 Reputation points
2023-11-13T03:39:07.7+00:00

Hello,

There is a scenario where I need to deploy test on-prem in multi-forest and multi domain scenario first for testing...looking further to make this on prem AD to production that I need to rename the domain name as per production.

will do Azure AD sync also in testing environment.

  1. Is this Microsoft recommendation for this.
  2. How to rename the domain name, what are. challenges and risk involve.
  3. it is a multidomain and multi -forest test environment and AD Sync installed and other third party tool configured, with Red domain.

Thanks
Rich

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2023-11-13T03:45:51.84+00:00

    Yes, it is possible but can be a risky move. I'd also recommend confirming any other roles or applications will not break because of renaming.

    https://woshub.com/rename-active-directory-domain/

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  2. Daisy Zhou 20,461 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-11-14T07:10:17.74+00:00

    Hello Richa Kumari,

    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    For your question, please refer to this similar thread with marked answer and helpful links I replied in the past.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/77503/internal-domain-rename

    For more information about other Microsoft applications that are incompatible with domain rename.

    Deployment and operation of Active Directory domains that are configured by using single-label DNS names
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/300684/deployment-and-operation-of-active-directory-domains-that-are-configur

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2003/cc738208(v=ws.10)

    Hope the information above is helpful.

    If you have any question or concern, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou

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