How can i change the active directory of installed sharepoint 2007. RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi

    my share point portal is already running but 1 month before company changed the domain, and they installed new active directory in new domain

    and now i want my portal will access that active directory so wat i hve to do ?

    old domain : (active directory address which is currently running sharepoint 2007)

    new AD : ( want to integrate with this so employee will use this credtional)


    please let me know the process.


    Regards, Bhakti Chouksey
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:13 AM

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  • Hi Bhakti,

    What version of AD are you using? Do you have Exchange in place?  What is the reason for this Domain name change? 

    You have 2 options. Domain Rename or Migration


    Domain rename is supported in an Active Directory forest in which Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) is deployed. However, domain rename is not supported in an Active Directory forest in which Exchange 2000 Server is deployed. When the domain rename tool detects this condition, it will not proceed with the domain rename process.

    Or create new AD forest and migrate everything over.

    Changing Domain name is not that easy.  If it is due internal and public DNS name issue, try to use Split DNS structure.

    Also refer  


    which explains step by step procedure for SharePoint Domain migration.

    Hope this helps

    Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:04 AM
  • my old AD is 2007 and new installed in AD 2010 .

    yes we have exchange in place.

    and we did not change the domain name we installed new active directory 2010 before we have 2007.

    now my portal is using old one so every employee has two manage 2 login one for email and one for portal so thats why i want to take my portal in new AD

    Regards, Bhakti Chouksey
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:08 AM