Migrating a Domain Controller

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Ok so we are in the process of migrating over our servers from ESxi 5.5 to AHV. We have no issues with regular servers that allow local admin accounts. However Domain controllers don't allow local accounts so I was wondering if anybody knew the best way to migrate a Domain controller from ESXi to AHV.

Any assitance would greatly be appreciated.

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The safest way (that I've found) is to build and promote a new domain controller in ahv, transfer fsmo roles to the new one, then demote the legacy domain controllers. Remember to make sure your dcdiag is clean and that data has had plenty of time to replicate before demoting the legacy domain controllers. This allows for a seamless transition without impacting uptime or avalability.