Background: We have stumbled into the .local vs .co.uk 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 .co.uk 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 .co.uk 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 .co.uk 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.