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2008 domain controller rename [message #337389] Mon, 07 December 2009 09:49 Go to next message
RC  is currently offline RC  United States
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i recently renamed a one of my 2008 domain controllers. everything
seems to be working correctly but when i have a look at the spn's
either from adsiedit or setspn -l it shows both old and new server
name records. i manually deleted the old name spn's but they came
back.

i renamed a total of 2 and both are doing the same thing.

neither one is a fsmo holder
Re: 2008 domain controller rename [message #337439 is a reply to message #337389] Mon, 07 December 2009 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Germany
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Howdie!

RC schrieb:
> i recently renamed a one of my 2008 domain controllers. everything
> seems to be working correctly but when i have a look at the spn's
> either from adsiedit or setspn -l it shows both old and new server
> name records. i manually deleted the old name spn's but they came
> back.
>
> i renamed a total of 2 and both are doing the same thing.

How did you go about removing the old records? Did you remove the DNS
records specifically or in addition to the SPNs held by the machine?

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Re: 2008 domain controller rename [message #337492 is a reply to message #337439] Mon, 07 December 2009 11:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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using adsiedit i removed all the old spn's. also manually deleted the
old dns records that were still lingering.
Re: 2008 domain controller rename [message #337514 is a reply to message #337492] Mon, 07 December 2009 12:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe I resolved the issue:

After renaming the DC, the following attribute had a value with the
old name (msDS-AdditionalDnsHostName). i remove the value and
restarted the ADDS services. so far so good.

not sure why the rename went so sloppy. I used the netdom command and
everything changed without any problems whatsoever. the only issue was
the amount of time it took to sync throughout the forest. I guess I
should make a note of this if there is a need to rename another dc.
Re: 2008 domain controller rename [message #338158 is a reply to message #337514] Tue, 08 December 2009 05:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello RC,

Even if renaming is supported i would try to avoid this in any case.

Also you should follow exactly the steps described in:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794951(WS.10).aspx

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> I believe I resolved the issue:
>
> After renaming the DC, the following attribute had a value with the
> old name (msDS-AdditionalDnsHostName). i remove the value and
> restarted the ADDS services. so far so good.
>
> not sure why the rename went so sloppy. I used the netdom command and
> everything changed without any problems whatsoever. the only issue was
> the amount of time it took to sync throughout the forest. I guess I
> should make a note of this if there is a need to rename another dc.
>
Re: 2008 domain controller rename [message #338223 is a reply to message #338158] Tue, 08 December 2009 07:28 Go to previous message
RC  is currently offline RC  United States
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i agree but it was needed.

That is the article I used for this operation. I am very familiar with
the proceedure and have done so in the past without any issue. I
should have dug deeped into the associated attributes on the obj as I
would have resolved the issue in a couple minutes vs a couple hours.

in the end no harm done. just annoying to say the least.

again thanks!
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