We actually don't have an domain installation, just 1 server, which is domain controler with local domain TLD. But we want to implement domain, first off changing domain controler name to outside-reachable domain.
Currently this box runs SharePoint. No exchange, no client workstations, no nothing. But SharePoint actually imports users from AD, i'm concerned on what will happen after the domain has changed?
Should it be safe to remove active directory controller and then create new one with the new domain?
When i run
dcpromo and try to remove active directory, i read that "All user accounts in this domain will be deleted". I would like to preserve created groups (that reside in folder Users) and users (that reside in another, dedicated to them, folder)
How to preserve the users? Will it not harm SharePoint?
Its currently all about 1 server, no more. It couldn't be hard, could it?