You want to rename a domain controller.
To rename a domain controller, you must first demote it to a member server. You can then rename it and then promote it back to a domain controller.
> netdom computername
<NewName>> netdom computername
There is no supported means to rename a Windows 2000 domain
controller in place. That is why you have to fake it by demoting the
server before doing the rename. Before you demote the server, you
should transfer any FSMO roles. Alternatively, you can let
dcpromo transfer the roles during demotion, but
you should check afterwards to verify which server(s) the role(s)
were transferred to. Likewise if the domain controller is a global
catalog server, ensure another global catalog server is available to
cover for it.
Renaming a domain controller is a new feature of Windows Server 2003.
A new option has been added to the
to allow an alternate computer name to be associated with a computer
in Active Directory. Once you’ve added a new name,
you can then set that name to be the primary name, thereby renaming
the computer. The old name effectively remains with the domain
controller until you remove it, which can be done using the
netdom computername /Remove:
<Name> command. You should reboot the server before removing the old name. The old names are stored in the ...