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Join an existing Unity box to a new AD domain?

Our company has been acquired, and I've been tasked with integrating our Exchange environment into the new company. We have Unity connected to an external Exchange 2K3 server. The new company does not have an IP phone system.

Here's what I'm (nervously) thinking of doing:

1) Doing a DiRT backup of Unity.

2) ExMerging the AD accounts into the new domain.

3) Taking our Unity box out of the existing domain, then join it to the new domain.

4)Pointing Unity at the new Exchange server.

5) Running a DiRT restore.

Does this sound sane? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Join an existing Unity box to a new AD domain?

An instance of Unity can't be moved from one domain or another.

This is how I personally would do it:

1) DiRT backup

2) Reinstall the Unity server from scratch

3) Move mailboxes and AD user accounts

4) Restore with DiRT

At a very minimum you need to run the Unity un-install and then reinstall after it's in the new domain. There have been a number of odd bugs with server renames, which kinda happens when switching domains because of the domain suffix. That is why I suggest going a complete reinstall.



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