Multiple ADC in on premise even PDC is belongs to Azure europe region

Mohammad Ejaz Admin 1 Reputation point

Dear Expert,

My company is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and we have multiple branches across the kingdom.

Our PDC is in West Europe (Netherlands) and another ADC is in East Europe (Ireland).

and in on premise also we have 6 ADC, which is in my HO and 4 branches.

Is it really required?

Our goal is behind to move our production workload in Azure to reduce the cost and maintenance but still we are in the same.

I am newly join here and as per my understanding it is not required please advise me.

Many thanks in advance.



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  1. Jasreet Singh 176 Reputation points

    To eliminate network failures between sites and increase logon performance, every site should have a DC.
    This is especially true if you intend to keep your on-premise domain controllers.

    Since you said that your "objective is to shift our production workload to Azure," you can proceed with joining/registering the machines to the Azure domain and managing your machines using Azure Active Directory services.

    Once enabled, you can plan a site-by-site project and decommission domain controllers as needed to cover a site; users will no longer require the local DC for logons from any app or machine to the locally hosted DC.

    Note : Make sure you apply all security settings using Azure AD or have a hub based domain controller to apply GPOs. This way the systems will be compliant once they have updated set of policies.

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