Migrating from SBS 2008 to 2012 while recreating but not migrating AD
Posted on 2016-11-15
We are migrating from SBS 2008 to 2012 .We would like to keep everything but AD . Our AD tree has more debris than actual . We only have 35 users but hundreds of objects representing former employees and other objects which were added by former consultants and admins .
The idea seems to be to create a new AD and recreate the policies from scratch .Then in the end migrate the desktops to new Domain where there is no debris .
This is happening on the same physical network .
How do I this?
Can I do the following steps
Add the new server as a new Companyv2 domain controller with no computers added to it
Migrate all the other roles dns dhcp printers, data ,remote gateway services ..as is thensimply migrate desktops from old AD to new AD ?
Or am I asking for trouble because all these are linked ?
Alternatively is there a better way to migrate the existing AD and modify( clean it up on the new server )
I trying to avoid GIGO .
Thanks in advance