I recently started working for this company that is still running an old SBS2003 server as their primary DC.
This machine is giving a lot of errors, due to mistakes made in the past.
My plan is to create a whole new domain, start afresh, and, recreate and reorganize the whole thing so we can be running a clean and nice environment.
So far, so good... :)
My question would be whether it is possible, and, what the best practices would be, to setup a second domain on my existing network, however, assign a different IP-range to my new domain as obviously otherwise I would have trouble with DHCP and DNS.
Can I just simply create a new Virtual Machine, install Windows Server 2012, make Windows Server 2012 a DC and create a new domain, or, am I missing certain bits and pieces?
Before going further, would you please let me know whether you want to create a new forest in the existing network or add a new domain on current existing forest?
If you want to create a new domain in an existing forest, you need another server (physical or virtual) that currently is not a domain controller, and then please assign
separate ip-range and make sure DHCP and DNS configurations correctly.
Please refer to the following similar question.
creating a new forest/domain on same network with existing forest/domain
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