Migrate Windows 2003 Server to new domain
Posted on 2014-03-11
We have a Windows 2003 Server VM that we need to migrate to a new domain. We need to do this because our company was purchased and the new company has their own domain. Since it's a VM we want to make a snapshot first before we move it to the new domain in case there are problems after it is moved. But since it is being removed from the old domain, the computer account will be disabled and removed automatically by AD. If we need to revert to the old snapshop, how can we ensure that the 2003 VM will work with the old domain without having to re-add it to the old domain. Anyway we can simply create a new computer account in AD and have the 2003 server recognize itself in AD again, if we have to revert?