moving site, new domain or rename RRS feed

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  • A site has a domain but it is somewhat poorly designed. The name is just domain no suffix among other issues   it is functioning though   They are building a new site to move to.  The move will be incremental and the whole process will be about 1 month  wondering which route is best start a complete new AD domain.local , setup trust, rename the domain and setup a DC in new site? any other ideas? they will have the new site operational with L2/L3 and new servers about 2 months before the move so a luxury there  



    Friday, March 30, 2018 1:58 PM


  • Hi Craig,
    Did the new site need the same domain domain with old one by just adding suffix?
    If yes, I would suggest:
    1. Build up a new domain with a completely different domain name;
    2. Set up trust between old and new domain;
    3. Migrate the old domain to new one by using ADMT tool;
    4. Remove old domain and clean up its metadata;
    5. Rename the new domain with the name which you want.
    But please note, if you are using Exchage Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 in domain, domain rename would not work in such case.
    Please see:
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    • Proposed as answer by Wendy Jiang Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by CraigMilw532 Friday, April 27, 2018 1:37 AM
    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 7:18 AM

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