Volume Shadow Copies: Unable to restore from Shadow Copy due to long filename

PrevVersionIn a server Windows 2008/2012 can happen we have shadow copy enabled, and attempting to restore a file from shadow copy gave the following error.
“The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system. Try moving to a location which has a shorter path name, or try renaming to shorter name(s) before attempting this operation.”

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How to rename a Domain Controller in Windows 2008

In some cases in the real sysadmin world you have to rename an AD Server Hostname. In this post I’ll show all steps involved in this process.

Att.: Domain Controllers configured as a Certificate Authority (CA) cannot be renamed.

Check Active Directory domain and forest functional levels
The domain and forest functional levels must be at least Windows 2003 to change the domanin controller name.
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