I am running a Windows Server 2012R2 Domain Server (ADDS).
The domain is historically from a 2003 server, and is a single Label Domain: e.g.: Contoso
I want to rename it to: Contoso.local (using rendom)
After some reading, in 2 places, I am not sure if after I complete the rename, I will need to go over all my users/clients, and rejoin them to the new domain:
- If I have a contoso.local domain, I can join it with only: contoso
- In a step by step guide, I am asked to go over all clients, and rejoin the domain (but I am not sure that it's correct for single label domain --> multi label domain
[EDIT] Assuming I follow @jscott comment on: Windows Active Directory naming best practices? and I rename my domain to: internal.contoso.com (I own contoso.com), and the netbios to: contoso, does that effect the result?