troubleshooting Question

Take server off domain A and join domain B

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Background:  We have stumbled into the .local vs domain issues now that we're moving to off-premise exchange server.  As our site is small <40 users I'm considering starting afresh rather than rename the domain.

Question: As we are using vmware and all of my servers (currently 7, will be 4) (bar one) are virtual, could I create a new AD server with DNS/DHCP/etc with the domain name and then migrate the old .local servers onto it by taking them out of the .local domain and adding them to the new domain?

I appreciate I'd have to do the same with the desktops as well, but these should be much easier.

I should also say that we're currently using Exchange 2010 so I can't use the domain rename option (according to research)  I'm also not sure about adding a UPN and whether that will do what I'm after without having to change everything..

Thanks, I'm struggling a bit with the logistics of moving to Office 365 / Off-premise exchange.
Dan McFadden
Technical Lead - Active Directory

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