Active Directory Migration

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Active Directory
Active Directory migration
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Windows Server 2003
Were looking to migrate our current AD. It is setup on two domain controllers running Windows 2003 Server Enterpirse R2. What we want to do is migrate both DC1 & DC2 to two new servers and also test this migration before the actual implementation. I wanted to see if it would be possible to setup two VM's on these two new servers to act as testing boxes. Is this possible in VM? Would it give us an ideal replica environment?

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I think thats a lot of extra work, then if you decided it wasn’t working out for you you’d have to demote the test servers from the domain.

I would just bring the new servers into the domain as additional Domain Controllers, watch replication for a day or two, then transfer the roles from the old DC’s to the new DC’s and then demote the old DC’s.

Anyway the VMWare Converter ways is always possible if for any unknown reason you want to go “the longest way”.

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  • Denny Cherry
    I would have to agree. You are adding in a lot of extra work. Add new DCs under new names, then remove the old ones after a day or two. If you must, after the old DCs have been removed, you can rename the new DCs but that really isn't needed.
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