Domain migration of Sharepoint DB servers

susmitha 266 Reputation points

We have Sharepoint 2013 onpremises environment where our team is planning to move our DB servers into a new domain. We are not aware of the dependency from Sharepoint end. For example our domain is xyzgroup and servers will be moved to or migrated to abcgroup. So could you kindly let me know the dependencies from Sharepoint end if domain of DB servers are changed to a new one?


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SharePoint Server: A family of Microsoft on-premises document management and storage systems.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. CaseyYang-MSFT 10,321 Reputation points

    Hi @susmithakatreddy-6036,

    We recommend you to build a new farm if you want to migrate DB servers into a new domain.

    1. Build a Farm in new domain.
    2. Backup, restore and mount service application databases first.
    3. Move one content database at a time and run PowerShell script to update user name from domain1\username to domain2\UserName. Set the database in original farm to read only to avoid any updates.
    4. Repeat step 3 for all content databases.

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  1. susmitha 266 Reputation points


    We have 2 wfe servers and 2 app servers and 2 owa servers. Currently domain migration is happening only for a DB server. So, if changes are done on DB server, what are the changes that need to be done on 4 sharepoint servers (2 app and 2 wfe)?

    I was expecting in a way, if we can list out all the services and where it is required to replace it to a new domain. Actually we have a team who handles this. Since the DB server instance is related to Sharepoint, we would require to know what is needed to be done from Sharepoint end.


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