Active directory consolidation and Upgradation RRS feed

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  • Team,

    Please share deployment guide and technical link and approach for Active directory up gradation and consolidation.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:27 AM

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  • Hi

    Start from these;

    Active Directory Maximum Limits - Scalability

    AD DS Design Guide

    Best Practice Active Directory Design for Managing Windows Networks

    Install a New Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Forest

    Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2

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    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:32 AM
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    Monday, December 26, 2016 7:40 AM
  • In addition, I would like to highlight the following:

    • Active Directory Domains Consolidation: I used ADMT previously to consolidate 4 domains into one with more than 60k objects. It worked perfectly and this is the guide I used at that time:
    • Upgrade: Here I believe that you are referring to the upgrade of your DCs OS. If yes then you need to check first that your AD-Integrated systems support the new OS you will deploy. Once done, you can replace your DCs one after one (If it is an FSMO holder then you  need to transfer them before demoting the DC). After that, you can upgrade your Forest and Domains functional levels

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    Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:04 PM