We have an onsite server running windows server 2012 r2. We have DNS, DHCP and Active Directory running on this machine running as a domain controller.
About a year ago we signed up for office 365 and used ADD connect to populate 365 with usernames and password syncs from our on-premises domain.
All working fine!
The question is now, I want to run a new Server 2012 r2 instance in Azure and promote this as our domain controller and decommission our onsite server meaning we are then fully cloud based, with no onsite equipment.
What would be the best way to do this?
I am thinking site-to-site VPN, promote the new cloud VM and move all roles to the cloud VM and shut down the onsite sever. Then re-install ADD connect on the cloud VM for managing the 365 mailboxes and password syncs.
Is there a better (or easier) way to do this? We have SQL databases and software that will run on the cloud instance, and having active directory and a real domain controller is definelfy a requirement.
Thanks in advance!