The past few months have been busy, very busy.
Mergers and acquisitions have always been a big part of what the important people do.
Of course, theoretically, that wouldn’t be my problem. However, one wouldn’t believe on how much work it is to get rid of an old name throughout a whole network.
First comes Active Directory – it uses DNS as a primary means of identification. Renaming an Active Directory domain is purely theoretical, e.G. it doesn’t work and it’s not supported if you’re running Exchange 2007.
Then there’s numerous other stuff that depends on DNS, names and everything. But in the end, i did my part of this deal. It has been an interested time and now i really wonder how big companies like Swissair handled their renames – or are they still running their infrastructure under the old name?
My employer is now called Acommit AG.
Of course, the whole rename proved to be a really good argument to buy new servers and upgrade straight to Windows Server 2008 – that means on my side the renaming thing has worked rather well. I still don’t know a lot about the company we bought (Futura Retail Solution GmbH), but their main market is selling POS related products.
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