Moving machines


  • What is the best way of moving a machine from one domain to another

    2-way trust is not enabled

    The machine is a VM

    Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:29 AM

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  • Hello Kitaab,

    since its  moving a machine best way is to unjoin and rejoin the computer to new domain.For this you do not need

    any trust.Make sure dns resolution is happening successfully to the new domain.

    If there are many computers you can do it using using ADMT Tool.


    • Proposed as answer by Burak Uğur Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:53 PM
    Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:44 AM
  • Would this be ok for the Terminal server that have dependency for the RDS license server.

    Somehow after unjoining the domain , the RDS server is not letting me login remotely 

    I can login as a local user through VMware console though

    Sunday, March 5, 2017 10:28 AM
  •  You need to install that in the new domain as well and move the licenses to it.And you will need to re-setup who can use the server (give AD user accounts permission to use the RD session host server) just like you did in the old domain.

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

    Sunday, March 5, 2017 12:37 PM
  • Hi Kitaab

    The process is described in

    In general, you would want to post your questions regarding RDS servers to the Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services)  forum


    Sunday, March 5, 2017 8:34 PM
  • We have a RDS license server in new domain and that works fine. The issue is when i unjoin the RDSH server from Domain 1 it needs to reboot

    After the reboot i cant RDP to it , even using the Local Admin account that i create before unjoining the domain 1

    How will it know about rge RDS license server in Domain 2 before i join it to domain 2 

    I am looking to RDP after the reboot so that i can join it to domain 2 

    Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:31 PM
  • What error are you getting when attempting to logon using a local Administrator account? That should work. Just to make sure - you are actually using a local account (rather than a domain account) - correct?

    If so, have you tried the built-in local Administrator account on that server?

    If so, verify that the Administrators group have sufficient permissions.


    Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:31 AM