[Samba] Renaming a domain

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Sep 24 20:34:06 UTC 2023

On Sun, 24 Sep 2023 22:11:56 +0200
Adnan RIHAN via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I'm on Samba (on a testing environment) since 2 months and it's quite
> good so far. I've connected few services to the DC (our printer
> system, NAS, etc…) and it's ready to be in production with all the
> GPOs I created.
> But... I made a mistake with the domain name. I used a subdomain
> (tech.example.com) I thought I wouldn't need outside of the company
> and other services are using this subdomain and it's sub subdomains
> (nas1.tech.example.com, vpn1.tech…)… Samba DNS is accessible from
> outside the network, and as it's not a great idea, I decided I need
> to rename the domain (to ad.example.com).
> First of all I read this article:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Domain_rename_tool, which is pretty
> straightforward but I'm stuck at few details:

Yes it is pretty straightforward and it straightforwardly says at the
top (in a warning box) 'Although Samba has a domain rename tool, it
currently does not support renaming a production domain for long-term

Sorry, but it probably will be better to start again with a new domain.


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