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Moving sharepoint 2010 to a new domain

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I have a sharepoint 2010 multi server environment (2 wfe, 1 app server, 1 DB, 1 FAST server) that I need to move to another AD domain.

The OldDomain is our Internal network, while the NewDomain is for external access. The NewDomain does trust the OldDomain.

I currently have all the services and web app pools running as accounts in OldDomain and would like them to stay that way. There is a one-way trust between the domains (NewDomain trusts OldDomain)

The only users currently setup are in OldDomain and should also remain, but we will be adding users from NewDomain.

  • Can I simply change the domain member ship of the machines and expect it to work?
  • Should I remove each server from the farm one by one then change the domain and re-add it to the farm?
  • Can/should SharePoint servers be in different domains, IE if I move the web front ends to allow people form the Newdomain to access the sites, can/should I leave the app and fast servers in the old domain?

The main thing that I cannot do is build a new farm and migrate sites, I don't have the time or the hardware.

Thank you

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