Domain Rename tool (Rename tools) is a new network maintenance tool that Windows Server 2003 adds to meet user needs. This tool greatly alleviates the pressure of network management in domain renaming operations in Windows NT and Windows 2000/XP times.
We can find out the advantages of the Windows Server 2003 domain Rename tool by simply comparing the domain rename operation in Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 20,033 systems.
Windows NT: A new domain and domain controller with different names needs to be established, and then the account database for the old domain is rebuilt in the new domain.
Windows 2000: You need to create a new domain and domain controller with different names, and then use ADMT (AD Database Migration Tool) to migrate ad databases from the old domain to the new domain, and there is no tedious operation to rebuild the database in the Windows NT era.
Windows Server 2003: You do not have to create a new domain with different names, and you do not need to rebuild or migrate the ad database, just use the domain Rename tool to do a few simple things.
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Suppose you now need to rename shyzhong.com to lovebook.cn, and rename the following specific actions:
Click "Manage this DNS server" in the "Manage Your Server" interface, then click "dns→ computer Name" In the pop-up window, and right-click "Forward lookup zone". Select the new zone item from the shortcut menu that pops up (Figure 1).
Open the New Zone Wizard, go to the Zone Type settings box, and select the default state. After you enter the active directery zone replication scope Setting box, select the to all domain controllers in the active Directery domain shyzhong.com item. In the next Area Name box, type the changed field name, such as "lovebook.cn", and then click the Next button. Select the default state completion setting in the Dynamic Update Settings box. Upon completion of the above operation, it is equal to the completion of the target domain establishment.