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    Quote Originally Posted by jc1875 View Post
    we're going to attempt an active directory domain rename....
    Oh my. That sir, is a can of worms. A giant can of worms. A can of worms weighing approximately 1 metric tonne. And if anyone is planning to open said can of worms, I'd rather it were you than me.

    The best I've ever seen a domain rename go ended in having to rejoin every workstation to the renamed domain by hand. Good luck. You'll need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    Oh my. That sir, is a can of worms. A giant can of worms. A can of worms weighing approximately 1 metric tonne. And if anyone is planning to open said can of worms, I'd rather it were you than me.

    The best I've ever seen a domain rename go ended in having to rejoin every workstation to the renamed domain by hand. Good luck. You'll need it.
    I am also looking at opening this can of worms in the near future and will be doing the whole thing on VMs (PDC + Exchange) dupes will be used and then tested with a couple of workstations before it is let loose on the main network. For the procedure I'll just have the one DC so will be able to switch back to the original VHD if required without too much hassle.

    From all I've heard it is not the most fun game but it should be winnable, if worst comes to worst I'll go fishing
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    Oh my. That sir, is a can of worms. A giant can of worms. A can of worms weighing approximately 1 metric tonne. And if anyone is planning to open said can of worms, I'd rather it were you than me.

    The best I've ever seen a domain rename go ended in having to rejoin every workstation to the renamed domain by hand. Good luck. You'll need it.
    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    I am also looking at opening this can of worms in the near future and will be doing the whole thing on VMs (PDC + Exchange) dupes will be used and then tested with a couple of workstations before it is let loose on the main network. For the procedure I'll just have the one DC so will be able to switch back to the original VHD if required without too much hassle.

    From all I've heard it is not the most fun game but it should be winnable, if worst comes to worst I'll go fishing
    I'll keep you updated

    http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-623...229757&start=0
    and
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...48(WS.10).aspx
    will be my starting points.

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    Upgraded my office computer from 2007 to 2010 earlier this week - all other PCs still 2003. Deployment of things like this is on hold just now pending a new IT Co-Ord starting in September, when we can get a decent long-term strategy in place.

    I can see the benefits of a move from 2003 to 2010, but what new things can I now which I couldn't in 2007? A quick search for a new features list didn't turn up much of interest...

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    Well - windows 7 and office 2010 has been a breeze (SCCM).
    Migrated our exchange 2003 to 2010 and BES 4 to BES Express.
    External domain name and emails changed.
    Sharepoint sites changed for domain rename and new certificates applied to sharepoint and exchange 2010 sites.

    and HP Multipoint kit should be arriving in the next day.

    Then I may consider the domain rename

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc1875 View Post
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    Then I may consider the domain rename
    Ah, problem, domain rename only works with exchange 2003, any other version and you need to migrate to a different domain or wipe and restore.

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    I cant wait to move on from office 2003! I haven't yet tried 2010, I doubt we will go direct to 2010 but eventually go to 2007.

    nN

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Ah, problem, domain rename only works with exchange 2003, any other version and you need to migrate to a different domain or wipe and restore.
    I know - export and import time. tbh it's the only thing thats making me hesitate

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    Quote Originally Posted by networkingNut View Post
    I cant wait to move on from office 2003! I haven't yet tried 2010, I doubt we will go direct to 2010 but eventually go to 2007.

    nN
    Skip 2007 if you have any choice - 2010 runs much better. It's pretty, but slow (compared to 2010)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jc1875 View Post
    Skip 2007 if you have any choice - 2010 runs much better. It's pretty, but slow (compared to 2010)
    We have decided to upgrade to 2007 over the summer. We need to re-image the entire school so are doing 07 as part of it. I am just waiting for the phone to ring in September with people saying they don't like it or don't know how to use it.

    I wish we did not have to as much software on the images. Most of them though are exe's only.

    nN

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