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Windows 2008 failover Cluster domain migration RRS feed

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  •    Hello to all, I'm on a cross forest migration and didn't find any MS document that states how to migrate a Windows 2008 R2 failover cluster from domain A to B (B in different forest from A). I know that there is a process documented for Windows 2003 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738890(v=ws.10).aspx), do you know if there is any for Windows 2008? If not, do you know how to do the task with Windows 2008 (R2) ?

       Best regards, EEOC.

       

    Monday, May 28, 2012 5:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The best way is to rebuild the cluster.

    how ever the cluster is not using any service account the cluster netbios account is gone if you delete/ move the cluster to the other domain therfore the cluster is gone. FUBAR

    best way rebuild your cluster in the new domain or do a cluster migration between the two clusters if this is possible.

    I do not like the Idea that the production cluster is down and is prepared for migration and afterwards it seems that there are problems that takes a lot of down time. 

    take your time for the migration or use the cluster migration kit

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2010/01/25/cluster-migration-wizard-is-this-the-only-way-to-migrate-shares-on-a-cluster.aspx


    Greetings, Robert Smit [MVP] http://robertsmit.wordpress.com/ “Please click "Vote As Helpful" if it is helpful for you and Proposed As Answer”

    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Friday, June 1, 2012 5:57 AM
    Monday, May 28, 2012 6:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Friday, June 1, 2012 5:57 AM
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:55 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    The best way is to rebuild the cluster.

    how ever the cluster is not using any service account the cluster netbios account is gone if you delete/ move the cluster to the other domain therfore the cluster is gone. FUBAR

    best way rebuild your cluster in the new domain or do a cluster migration between the two clusters if this is possible.

    I do not like the Idea that the production cluster is down and is prepared for migration and afterwards it seems that there are problems that takes a lot of down time. 

    take your time for the migration or use the cluster migration kit

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2010/01/25/cluster-migration-wizard-is-this-the-only-way-to-migrate-shares-on-a-cluster.aspx


    Greetings, Robert Smit [MVP] http://robertsmit.wordpress.com/ “Please click "Vote As Helpful" if it is helpful for you and Proposed As Answer”

    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Friday, June 1, 2012 5:57 AM
    Monday, May 28, 2012 6:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vincent Hu Friday, June 1, 2012 5:57 AM
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:55 AM
  • Hi,

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    Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:08 PM