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Join SQL to Domain \ Active Directory

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I have three SQL servers currently in the same work group, my client now wants the servers to be part of our active directory.

Is there any issues or good kb articles up joining a current production SQL server to an Active Directory structure?


Thank you in advance for any feedback
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Should be no problems joining the domain (as a member server). Is your version of sql std or enterprise?
You will need to check that the logons etc are all ok and that the users can still access as required but I have not seen any issues. As always, make sure your backups are good.
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Thanks for the feedback wmeerza.  It is SQL Enterprise, I cant find any good technet or KB articles to make my boss feel a little more at ease with the change with the join to the domian though.  Any chance you know of some good ones out there that you can link me to?
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Noticed this on techrepublic but I will have a look if MS have any articles.

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11185-0.html?forumID=85&threadID=195169&messageID=2017144
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Can't really see any articles to make the boss "feel good" but what you are attempting is a pretty straight forward exercise. Maybe just document the process including the backup and restore strategy to make him more confident. I take it all 3 servers are as important but you could pick one to attempt the change with and fully test before commiting the others.
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Thank you Much
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