Server Help – Integrating new 2012r2 Hyper-V Server into SBS2011 and planning ahead!
Posted on 2014-11-18
My current set up is 1 x SBS2011 Server running everything in a domain abc.local with 6 Clients running Windows 7. All working fine.
We are about to roll out a Sage 200 CRM System which will be housed on a new Server as follows
Physical Server – Windows 2012r2, Running Hyper-V
VM1 – Server 2012r2, SQL Server
WM2 – Server 2012 Foundation, Sage 200
Going forward we are looking at phasing out the SBS2011 and moving everything over to VM’s on the new server.
The questions/thoughts I'm having are….
Can I join the new Physical Hyper-V Server and new VM's to the current sbs2011 Domain?
If I do that can I migrate the AD off the current SBS2011 Server at a later date to another Srver2012r2 machine?
Can I install a new AD on the Hyper-V Server and run that server as both an AD DC and Hyper V server? and on the same network as the SBS2011 Server– Side note: we only have about 10 users in the office and server downtime is not an issue if we have to reboot, shutdown vm’s etc.
Leave the hyper-v server in a work group until we are ready to move away from SBS2011 and then create a new server as a dedicated DC.
I think if possible I would prefer to join the new servers to the SBS2011 domain for now but migrate to a new 2012r2 Server in the future.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.