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I am running an AD that has been renamed at some point in the past. I don't know when (one of my predecessors did it). I don't know for certain if it has been completed successfully. The only remaining evidence I can find is the msDS-DnsRootAlias attribute still exists causing DNS some issues when trying to update root servers outside of the domain.

I have read the technet article on renaming a domain and I get the impression that the AD would not be in a working state if the rename had not finished.

Does this mean I am safe to run rendom /clean ?

Is there anything I can check other than looking for the log files (Looked I can't find it in old sysadmin user folders or on c:)

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Have all domain member computers been restarted twice ? – Mathias R. Jessen Oct 1 '13 at 12:02
here's the step-by-step domain rename procedure i've used in the past, it may help:… – Trondh Oct 1 '13 at 12:18
I am certain they have all been restarted at least twice. – Sam Oct 1 '13 at 13:22

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