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Moving File Servers and Workstations Between Domains

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

You cannot do the following for protected computers:

  • Change the domain of a protected computer and continue protection without disruption.

  • Change the domain of a protected computer and associate the existing replicas and recovery points with the computer when it is re-protected.

We recommend that you do not change the domain of a protected computer. If you must change the domain of a protected computer, you must complete two tasks:

  • Remove the data sources on the computer from protection while the computer retains its original domain membership.

  • Protect the data source on the computer after it becomes a member of another domain.

To change the domain membership of a protected computer

  1. Remove all members from protection groups.

    If you retain the replicas and recovery points, the data will remain accessible for administrative recovery until you delete the replicas. However, it will not be accessible for end-user recovery.

  2. Uninstall the protection agent by using DPM Administrator Console on the DPM server.

  3. Change the domain membership of the computer.

  4. Install a protection agent by using DPM Administrator Console on the DPM server.

  5. Add the data sources to protection groups on the DPM server.

    For information about performing tasks involving protection agents and protection groups, see DPM Help.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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