Renaming Domain Controllers in mixed mode

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Guan Foo Wah, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Guan Foo Wah

    Guan Foo Wah Guest


    I am currently studying 70-292 using Syngress and in that book stated that I
    cannot rename a domain controller in 2000 mixed mode but I just did.
    According to this book, I can only rename a domain controller only in a 2003
    domain functional level, not in 2000 Native or mixed.

    I have a Windows 2003 Standard running as DC and a WinNT 4.0 as a BDC.
    Forest functional is in 2000 mode and domain functional is in 2000 Mixed
    mode. After renaming the Windows 2003 DC (DNS and Netbios name), I rebooted
    the machine. After went online, the WinNT 4.0 BDC can still connect to the

    I have another Win2000 DC running in a totally different domain (in 2000
    Native mode) but in the same forest and this machine I am not able to
    rename. So I am slightly confused here. What is actually happening or the
    book is in error? Would be glad if someone is able to help.
    Guan Foo Wah, Aug 31, 2004
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  2. circa Tue, 31 Aug 2004 17:40:07 +0800, in
    microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, Guan Foo Wah () said,
    The book is wrong, and I've demonstrated just what you did numerous
    times to prove that statement wrong whenever I've seen it. :)

    OTOH, you cannot rename a *domain* unless you're at 2003 functional

    Laura A. Robinson, Sep 1, 2004
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