Monday, May 14, 2012 6:47 PM
I can't find ANYWHERE information on moving a DC from one Hyper-V host to another. The documentation (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d2cae85b-41ac-497f-8cd1-5fbaa6740ffe(v=ws.10)#deployment_considerations_for_virtualized_domain_controllers) clearly states not to use Export/Import. Others have suggested VMM. We're not using VMM.
How do I safely move a DC from one Hyper-V host to another? In the past, it has caused USN issues for us to use Export/Import, I am not doing it again!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:06 AM
If you don't have VMM and don't want to use the Import/Export feature, I think the only way is to install a fresh new VM on the second Hyper-V host and promot this as an additional domain controller, then demote the old domain controller.
I recomend you download an eval of SCVMM and do the migration.
Adrian Costea - MCP, MCTS, MCSA 2003, MCITP: Windows 7
My Blog: www.vkernel.ro/blog
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 7:52 AM
Shutdown the vm, use robocopy to copy or move vhd files to the second host, then manually copy or recreate a new VM config file and then attach the VHDs on the new server.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5:03 PM
We have a license for SC VMM, we really don't like it. I really do not want to go through it's crazy install and devote an entire machine to it just to transfer a VM! In the past, I tried having it installed on my Hyper-V host, but that was a mess since we often add new hosts and take down old ones.