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Moving DC and App servers to isolate location

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Active DirectoryWindows Server 2008
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Hi, I needed to move an Application server and database to an isolated location with no network connection except locally. The application server relies on Active Directory for logins. This was what I was planning

Firewall <--> Switch <--> ESXi 5.1host with VMs (DC and App server) + Physical DB server

The subnet will be kept the same and the DC along with the ESXi host and Physical DB server will be moved offsite and cut off from the network and internet access. All of the server IPs will be kept the same and will be in same subnet. Have the following questions regarding this:

1. Will the login to the app work in this scenario?
2. There will be a need to reconnect this network back to the domain in a few months. What if any gotchas should I be thinking about

Mohammed Khawaja
IT Infrastructure and Security Manager

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