Q

NT domain has a naming character that in non-compliant with AD

I'm planning to migrate from an NT domain to AD. My original domain's name contains a "&" character in the name. I guess this character is not valid for an AD domain name. What can I do?
Yuck! There is a procedure for renaming a Windows NT 4.0 domain ?- but it ain't pretty. Get a cup of coffee and read article #178009, Renaming a domain: Process and side effects. I would make an NT4 BDC out of a workstation and take it offline before starting the execution of the process in this article ?- just for the sake of a quick recovery. After this is done I would suggest waiting about 24 hours and then proceed with the AD upgrade.
This was last published in June 2003

Dig Deeper on Microsoft Active Directory

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchCloudComputing

SearchExchange

SearchSQLServer

SearchWinIT

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchVirtualDesktop

Close