New AD, transfer from Old AD
Another "TechMonkey is probably going about this the completely wrong way" thread!! Currently have CC3 network and the aim is to have a vanilla network up and running for the new academic year. We have all new hardware but for my own peace of mind I'd love to keep the old CC3 system away from the new.
So is there a best way to transfer mailboxes, users and slowly move stations over without merging the 2 AD's? Will we have to have a new domain name, as in currently we are SCHOOL.internal, so the new AD will need INITIALS.internal? If at all possible I'd like the new to keep the SCHOOL.internal name but that isn't mandatory. My mind keeps thinking about joining forests but I think that will just get confusing.
No services have to be used between the 2 or shares be accessible except to transfer.