Because the domain rename process involves updating the DNS and trust infrastructures as well as Group Policy and SPNs, a domain rename operation affects every domain controller in the forest.Domain rename is a multistep process that results in updates to the directory and in other side effects.Plugins are the programs that execute some behavior within the build process.
The first step toward identifying and diagnosing Active Directory name resolution problems is to review how a Windows 2000–based computer registers names and locates domain controllers.
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Updated: November 19, 2014Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 You can use the domain rename process to change the names of your domains, and you can also use it to change the structure of the domain trees in your forest.
This process involves updating the Domain Name System (DNS) and trust infrastructures as well as Group Policy and service principal names (SPNs).