Changing to a child domain

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by columbiavol, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. columbiavol

    columbiavol Guest

    There is a 2003 AD structure here called
    location.business.com. It was set up as a separate domain
    (not a forest). When the guy ran the AD wizard, he said
    the parent domain was location.business.com, when in fact,
    it should have been business.com. So, of course, he was
    not prompted to log in as an administrator and join the
    location.business.com child domain to the business.com
    domain. He has already set up users, OU's, etc. Is there a
    way to change the local.business.com domain and have it
    become a child domain of business.com without having to
    run a new AD wizard and lose all the user and OU
    information that was already created?
     
    columbiavol, Jul 23, 2004
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  2. columbiavol

    MOTE Guest

    If I understand you correctly....

    a- you have a forest called location.business.com
    b- you have another forest called business.com
    c- you want to move location.business.com to become a child of
    business.com

    Solution: create a child domain under business.com (can't have the same
    NetBIOS
    name as other domain) and use ADMT to clone all users, groups, servers, wks,
    etc..
    to new child domain. You can't just graft a forest domain and make it a
    child domain
    of another forest.

    Cheers,
     
    MOTE, Jul 23, 2004
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  3. Thanks for your posting here and thanks for Mote's reply.

    Were the business.com forest and location.business.com domain created
    respectively?
    Where did you run the AD Wizard?

    Maybe we can provide more suggestion if we know more information about the
    scenario and your final purpose.

    Thank you,

    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 26, 2004
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