Transfer domain computers to a new domain without downtime
Posted on 2012-04-02
We have existing windows 2008 r2 domain, with several servers and approx 200 member workstations. now domain name is something.com. We want to impleemnt microsoft exchange and sharepoint services in our organizaton and need to prepare infrastructure for that. to make all dc-s are healthy and to rename domain to ourdomain.com.
We plan to install new servers, set up active directory domain ourdomain.com and then somehow migrate all existing servers and workstations to this fresh domain and then completely remove old domain and reinstall old dcs.. Is it possible to achive this with minimum downtime and configuration headaches? Can we avoid creating new profiles for existing users? ADMT tool can transfer users and groups between domains, but i don't think it can handle all of this. can you help me with detailed guide in my situation?