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| | Change a DBES 4.0 to a different Domino domain
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A customer have decided to change their Domino domain name, and they are migrating their Domino users to this new Domino domain.
They have a DBES 4.0 installed, and they are concerned about which could be the best way to migrate the Domino server where the BES runs, so the minimal impact is caused to the users ... if possible. The BES server is configured with MSDE.
They have a Central server, with the old domain name: svcencn01/<Org>/<Domain>, and they have a new mail server: svcencn05/<NewDomain>, where all the "non-BB" users have been already migrated to. The domains are cross-certified.
I was thinking that they could move the BES from one domain to the other (following a "Move Domino server to a new domain procedure"), which should include modifying the notes.ini, the server document, and connection docs....basically.
Another thought was that they could have a new DBES installed in the new domain (different SRP ID, etc...), and move the users from one domain to the other, but considering that they are using MSDE (so, not sharing a common DB can be considered), what do you reckon could be a better way to do this? The 'Move Users' function will only work if the two DBES's share the same SQL db.
I think that probably they would like to do the migration in phases. Additionally, I am not sure on what exactly would happen with all the DBES settings after moving the DBES server from one domain to the other. Will that update all the required info for the DBES to work properly? If anybody have come across this scenario (or similar), let me know your feedback.
I am looking for some thoughts, or tips, on how could this be done, so if you come across any ideas, please let me know.
Many thanks for any help.