I administer a Windows SBS 2003 server for a company called XYZ Associates. The following lists the AD Domain information for this server. Please note that I inherited this server and did not set it up.
Domain short name: XYZASSOCIATES Domain DNS name: XYZ.local Forest DNS name: XYZ.local Site name: Default-First-Site-Name PDC role owner: CN=NTDS Settings,CN=XYMAIN,CN=Servers, CN=Default-First-Site-Name, CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=XYZ,DC=local Schema role owner: CN=NTDS Settings,CN=XYMAIN,CN=Servers, CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites, CN=Configuration,DC=XYZ,DC=local Domain is in native mode: True Forest-wide Schema Master FSMO: CN=XYMAIN Forest-wide Domain Naming Master FSMO: CN=XYMAIN Domain's PDC Emulator FSMO:CN=XYMAIN Domain's RID Master FSMO: CN=XYMAIN Current Userid: CN=Scott McKinney, OU=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=XYZ,DC=local Current domain controller: XYMAIN.XYZ.local
How can I change the Domain short name XYZASSOCIATES to just XYZ? It is a source of constant typos for me when doing any domain related work and the extra 10 characters don't add anything unique or necessary to the domain name.
I looked at all of the items and properties in Active Directory Domains & Trusts, Active Directory Sites & Services, Active Directory Users & Computers and can't find any reference to XYZASSOCIATES.
Are there any ramifications to existing users and joined computers if the short name is changed, or would they seamlessly update their credentials to use the new short name?
Thanks in advance for your help and insight.