Child to Parent Domain Migration (Same Forest) (2008R2 Servers)
Hope you all are doing good, I have been tasked to do the following :
Migrate our current child domain to root domain, remove child domain completely, a few questions I have are as follows :
We have 2 x 2008R2 DCs, both of which also acts as file server (Yes - I have inherrited this just recently:-) )
To Migrate and consolidate our Child Domain by Migrating Users, Groups, OUs, to ROOT Domain in Same Forest.
To Have our FileServers on the Current Hardware and Remove DC's off it
I am thinking that I would have to do the following :
a) Get a New Server Hardware, Install 2K8R2, DCPROMO to the ROOT Domain (Connected via VPN to ROOT Site)
b) Install ADMT with SQL Express on Newly Created DC
c) Start Migrating Users, Groups, Computer accounts, OUs to the parent / root domain in same forest
How would I demote the 2 x dcs while ensuring there file-structure and permissions are in-tact on the same hardware or do I have to purchase fileserver hardware too for migration ?
Will be grateful if someone could provide a step by step as to how to go about this migration.
Thanks so much !!