Migrate current Sql Server and Domain Server to new machine

Currently have a sql server and a domain server.

We have acquired new hardware i.e. 2 new servers.

The challenge is to migrate from the old to the new, and add VMs on the new servers.

The VMs will be used to create a back up for the servers themselves.

Any tips?
Ruman SheikhAsked:
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The VMs need to be located and run elsewhere. It doesn't make sense to have a backup (VM or not) on the same system.

Aside from that part, what it's the question? Installing new DCs and MS SQL Servers is pretty much standard, and there is no magic doing it.
Ruman SheikhAuthor Commented:
Point taken on the VM.

We are not installing DC/MS Sql Servers. We are moving currently up and running installations from the old physical server to new physical servers. It is part of an upgrade of the infrastructure.

Are there any migration tools that we can use?
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The migration process involves having old and new systems parallel. You install the new systems (i.e. "another" DC in the same domain, another MSSQL instance), and then replicate or move over service after service, like transfering the FSMO roles, DNS server, script out the MSSQL users and recreate on the new MSSQL server, detach/attach the DBs (or backup and restore, if you like that more - doesn't really matter), aso.
AFAIK there are no tools to do that for you. There might be a tool simplifying changing the "main" DC in a domain.

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