Merging of Domains - ADC creation , Migrating users to new Domain


  • Hi All,

    Request you all to help me in creating prerequisites for Merging the domains and Upgrading the servers.

    1) Networking part is already done, We are able to ping each and every domain...etc
    2) We have a domain for Company India.
    3) We have acquired 3 companies , and , Now we have to make all the domains as
    4) , and are on Server 2008
    5) is on Server 2012 r2 , We want all the servers as 2012 r2.
    6) How to migrate all the users to , Their are many applications that are hosted in these three domains. has only 20 users rest 2 have more than 250 users.
    7) what about the other resources such NetApp Storage boxes, Vcenter , Printers.?
    8) We dont want to create parent child domain , All should be only.
    Please let me if any other information is required and what other factors should be considered for doing this project. 

    Friday, March 3, 2017 2:45 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    As for the migration tooling, ADMT is probably the easiest choice for you:

    As for the application considerations, each app and solution must be assessed separately. In most of the cases they can be reconfigured to use the new domain after you have moved the users there. You can also create special groups for these migrated users to restrict other users in that domain from accessing these apps.


    Friday, March 3, 2017 2:51 PM
  • Hi

     First you should configure domain trust between source and target domain.

    Then you can migrate AD resources with ADMT,

    ADMT ;

    you should migrate domains one-by-one...

    For exchange ;

    File server&shares with robocopy ;

    for printers you can also use ADMT ,or Windows server migration tools ;

    Then for 3.rd apps you should contact to vendors for migration scenario.

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    Friday, March 3, 2017 5:49 PM
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    Friday, March 10, 2017 8:16 AM