ADFS Migration to New Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,

    I need to migrate ADFS from one server running Windows Server 2012R2 OS to another server running the same OS. Would I be able to simply use the AD FS Rapid Restore Tool in this case? the reason for moving ADFS is because the server its currently running on needs to be decommissioned.

    WOuld the below steps be accurate?

    1. Backup ADFS configuration using AD FS tool
    2. Restore configuration on new server using AD FS tool
    3. Update DNS/firewall (if required)
    4. Test and confirm there are no issues
    5. Uninstall ADFS on old server

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • Edited by WhiteWolf23 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:41 AM
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:11 AM

All replies

  • That would work. But it would also mean you have a service interruption to manage.

    The smooth way would be:

    1. Backup ADFS because it is always good to back up :)
    2. Add the ADFS role to another server
    3. Join this server to the current ADFS farm
      (at this point you can test it works by simply creating an entry in your HOSTS file)
    4. Update the DNS/Firewall to reflect that the new will take over
    5. Transfer the primary role from the first one to the second one.
    6. Uninstall ADFS from the first one.

    No service interruption. You can do that in the middle of the day :)

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    • Proposed as answer by Jorrk Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:10 AM
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:20 AM