Changing domains with MOSS that is a DC RRS feed

  • Question

  • So I’ve inherited
    a problem.<o:p></o:p>

    I have 2008
    server running sharepoint services, that is also a DC. I'm in the process of
    migrating all my servers to a new domain after a company acquisition. There can
    be NO domain trust, which i believe would have made things easier.<o:p></o:p>

    Since the
    DCs have no local accounts, I cannot access SharePoint once I Decommission its
    DC roll.<o:p></o:p>

    I've tested
    this with a VM clone of the production server.<o:p></o:p>

    thinking i'll try uninstalling and reinstalling after i join the new domain,
    but i don't have much faith.<o:p></o:p>

    Any advice?<o:p></o:p>



    Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:45 PM


  • You're likely looking a migration.

    Take a full backup of the farm, either with the OOB tools or a backup of SQL databases. Create a new server in the new domain and install SharePoint (with the same updates as in your current farm). Create a new farm and restore the backups. If you go the SQL route you'll need to create your web applications and attach the content databases. 

    After the migration you'll need to use the stsadm -o migrateuser operation to update users with their new identity in the new domain.

    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Architect

    Friday, March 22, 2013 12:21 AM