Change 'Primary' Domain on OS X Server (10.6)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Zyniker, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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    Feb 14, 2008
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    So, in my rush to setup Snow Leopard Server a couple days ago, I just randomly selected one of the domains I own and entered it when queried by the setup assistant. Now that I've had a little more time to consider what I wish to do with this server, I have decided I would like to use a different domain. I cannot seem to figure out how one should go about changing this 'setting' on OS X Server. Any help will be appreciated.



    Illustration:

    I entered wrongdomain.com in the setup assistant, I would like to change this to rightdomain.net. How is this accomplished?
     
  2. JGruber macrumors 6502

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    Feb 13, 2006
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    If I remember correctly you have to do it from Terminal, using the changeip command.

    Open terminal, and type this.

    sudo changeip -checkhostname

    This will tell give you the current IP address, hostname and DNS name.

    if you want to change it, do this

    sudo changeip <oldIP> <newIP> <oldHOST> <newHOST>

    Be very careful using this command, if done wrong, it will mess up everything.
     
  3. Zyniker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for your help. That seems to have worked (though I wound up just reinstalling).
     

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