AD, DNS and AD Connect Azure VM migration to new tenant

Santhosh Durgam 1 Reputation point
2021-03-17T12:33:04.367+00:00

We have two Active directory domain controllers with FSMO roles, AD connect and DNS servers installed in Azure VMs. There is also ADFS solution on the Azure VMs. All these are in same tenant and one domain. We are planning for a migration of these VMs to a new tenant. Any suggestions for this migration approach please. I have gone through technical articles but no luck.
Thanks.

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  1. Marilee Turscak-MSFT 36,411 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-03-26T21:31:45.633+00:00

    Hi @SanthoshDurgam-6782m

    In your case if you are using one subscription, your best bet would be to create a new subscription and move the VMs as described here. Resources such as VMs and apps are created under subscriptions, not tenants. Identities are created under tenants.

    A subscription can only be associated to one tenant at a time. So you will need to move the VM from the subscription associated with your current tenant to another subscription associated with the other tenant.

    You can follow the three-step process described in the article:

    Step 1: If dependent resources are distributed across different resource groups, first move them into one resource group.
    Step 2: Move the resource and dependent resources together from the source subscription to the target subscription.
    Step 3: Optionally, redistribute the dependent resources to different resource groups within the target subscription.

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