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The Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tools provide a security-enhanced and supported methodology to rename one or more domains (as well as application directory partitions) in a deployed Active Directory forest. The DNS name and the NetBIOS name of a domain can be changed using the domain rename procedure. For an understanding of the constraints of the domain rename procedure, please see the accompanying document, "Understanding How Domain Rename Works," available on this page.
Note: These tools are for use with Windows Server 2003 only. Do not use them with Windows 2000.
Important: The domain rename operation and the use of the domain rename tools is not supported in an Active Directory forest that has any version of Microsoft Exchange Server prior to Exchange Server 2003 SP1 deployed in it.
The latest version of the domain rename tools that are available for download are as follows:
You can check the version number of each tool by running the tool with the "/?" command-line switch. If you do not have the latest version of these tools as specified here, you can download them from this page (see How to Download and Install, below).
Note that implementing domain rename is a complex undertaking that requires thorough planning and a good understanding of the domain rename procedure. The two documents on this page are designed to help you understand the process and guide you through the procedure step by step.
To perform the domain rename procedure, you must be running one of the following versions of Windows Server 2003 or higher on every domain controller in the forest in which the domain rename is to be performed:
The domain rename tools can be used on all language versions of Windows Server 2003. There are no language-specific versions of the tools.
How to Download and Install
How to Use
How to Uninstall
Go to the location where you saved the downloaded file, and then delete the downloaded file as well as the individual tools that were extracted.