Change Domian of User Profile Synchronization RRS feed

  • Question

  • In my organization, we are planning to move all users from Domain A to Domain B.

    Please let me know what steps I have to take to change user profile synchronization connection to Domain B.

    Currently Domain A is configured in Synchronization connection .

    Please also let me know what will be the impact on existing user profiles. We have some custom user profile properties also. Will values  be lost against those?

    What will be the impact on mysites and my profile site for each user.

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:04 PM

All replies

  • You just moving the user from one domain to other, or you also moving the SharePoint servers as well?

    How many servers in the farm? You also need to run the migrate user command to migrate user from Domain A to Domain B.


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    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:51 PM
  • Hi Waqas,

    Yes we are planning to move server as well.

    But here my question is specific about user profile. will it be impacted while user profile sync connection moving from one domain to another. Since During synchronization we have to provide domain name..which I think should be change to new domain.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:52 AM
  • Moving sync connection from one domain to another will make the current domain user profiles inactive and those will be maked for deletion. I would suggest you first create a new sync connection pointing to the new domain and then perform a sync and once all users from new domain are synched you can then delete the existing connection. Once the existing connection is deleted, user profiles of old domain will be marked inactive after full sync and then they will be deleted once the My Site cleanup timer job will be executed.

    If you are planning to move SP servers also to new domain then by just moving sync connection to another domain will not migrate user permissions, to migrate users you will have to use the Migrate-SPUser cmdlet. Until you migrate users they will not get the permissions which their old domain account used to have.

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    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:07 AM
  • if you have more than one server in the farm then you will be able to start a new sync instance.....

    you need to perform the complete test before moving the to new domain. Big challenge is Migrate User, also you need  new services accounts(from new Domain) etc.

    What is your apporach, Building new farm on new domain then move the stuff or simply changing thedomain for the servers.

    Here is proper way to migrate:


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    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:53 AM
  • My Approach is simply changing the domain for the servers and change the service accounts according to new domain
    Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:21 PM