Solved

Microsoft 2003 Server Cluster File and Print Server Change AD Domain

Posted on 2006-05-29
5
254 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Hi:

We have a single node MS 2003 Server Cluster (will soon be 2 nodes) that needs to have it's AD domain name changed.  How simple / hard of a task is this and has anyone done this before?  Is it as simple as changing the nodes' domain membership (really dont' think so :-) ).  Any help on this would be appreciated.  This cluster is serving File and Print shares only, no SQL or Exchange, etc.

0
Comment
Question by:ort11
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 16786588
Presumably the existing "single node cluster" is configured as an AD.
Are there workstation depending on this AD?  Are the file shares and printers listed in an AD or using DFS?

What is preventing the transfer of the existing files/printer services to the New node in the new AD?  Then reconfigre the existing system for the new AD.

Unfortunately, you did not include enough detail.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ort11
ID: 16824413
yes, part of an ad that will be moving to a new ad.  If we "decommission" the cluster from the AD will we loose our SCSI cluster drives if we rebuild
0
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
arnold earned 500 total points
ID: 16825888
Before trying anything make sure to make complete backups.

You have a single node cluster on an AD that you need to retire.
Configure the new (second node) as a single cluster node on the new AD.  Copy the data from the old AD to the new Cluster node local drive.
Migrate the data and the workstations from the old AD to the new AD (fileshares,printers, etc).  Once tha old AD sinlge cluster node is no longer needed reconfigure it as a member of the new AD.  Detach the SCSI drives from the old and attach it to the old.  copy the data from the local drive on the new single node cluster to the SCSI cluster drive.  Configure the cluster SCSI drive to shift with the cluster ip/service.  Attach the former as a second node. and the transition should be complete.

 Another option is to make sure that the SCSI cluster drives have permissions from both AD domains.  Using the Everyone group might not be enough.

You never mentioned what makes up the scsi cluster drives.  Are these SAN, NAS, direct attached scsi devices etc.
 
 
0

Featured Post

Scale it in WD Gold

With up to ten times the workload capacity of desktop drives, WD Gold hard drives employ advanced technology to deliver among the best in reliability, capacity, power efficiency and performance.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

VM backup deduplication is a method of reducing the amount of storage space needed to save VM backups. In most organizations, VMs contain many duplicate copies of data, such as VMs deployed from the same template, VMs with the same OS, or VMs that h…
Are you looking to recover an email message or a contact you just deleted mistakenly? Or you are searching for a contact that you erased from your MS Outlook ‘Contacts’ folder and now realized that it was important.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now