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Change Existing domain of SharePoint 2019 Farm

Hi,
We have existing SharePoint 2019 Farm 2 APP Server and 2 WFE server with SQL Server Always On and 2 web applications and custom farm solutions deployed and custom workflows are published.
Now we have a requirement to change the SharePoint Servers A.D Domain, here also SharePoint Servers move to new domain.

-In this case what is the best practice to up and running SharePoint Farm and Web Applications
-Is it require to create new SharePoint Servers in New Domain and create SharePoint Farm? or in same SharePoint servers can I create new SharePoint Farm after SharePoint Servers changed to new Domain Controller?
-Is it also require to create new SQL Server cluster with Always on in new Servers?

If we use existing SharePoint Servers and change domain controller and after create new SharePoint Farm is custom workflows and custom farm solutions will work or not?

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Hi @adilahmed,

Here is a article about how to move SharePoint Servers to different domain (New AD).
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1.Backup SharePoint farm completely.
Navigate to Central Administration -> Operations -> Perform a Backup and backup the entire farm. If there is any problem with UI then use command line option and enter the following command:

stsadm -o backup -directory c:\backup – backupmethod full

2.Run the products and configuration wizard to break the configuration.
3.Remove from existing domain.
4.Join to New domain.
5.Run the products and Configuration wizard and configure the new SharePoint environment.
6.Restore the web applications (that was backup in step#1) and also please ensure that you don’t restore the configuration wizard and Administration Content Database.
7.Perform the user account migration as stated below.
8.Migrate User Accounts and Groups as explained below.


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