One part has got me a bit nervous : "Be sure to avoid any possible name conflicts with the new names that you choose. Name conflicts can cause unpredictable and severe results. For example, a conflict with the NetBIOS name can render a domain controller unusable because you might not be able to properly remove AD DS from it."
Now, even though "domain.com" will be changing to "network.domain.com", the NETBIOS name of "DOMAIN" will still be "DOMAIN". Is that in itself a conflict?
Also, this is a single DC domain without Exchange or DFS shares. Can someone please check over my notes and see if I've missed anything?
Create new DNS zone for "network.domain.com"
Prepare the domain rename
check DomainList.xml using rendom /showforest
Do the actual rename
Update group policy
Update DC DNS
Use My Computer and change primary DNS suffix
Update DHCP information
Change all domain related paths in DHCP configuration to clients
Reboot all domain attached computers twice
Edited by Tripredacus, 28 February 2012 - 09:02 AM.