I am interested in moving our small business network of 30-ish Windows 10 computers away from Windows server. I have a domain controller on Windows Server 2012r2 currently. I have other Linux servers on my network already and am not afraid of managing a ns7 as a virtual machine doing domain controller work. I am just not sure how to do the transition from a Windows domain controller to ns7 - switching the roles, etc.
- First, can ns7 be the only domain controller?
- Second, is there a documented way for ns7 to migrate the domain controller roles away from Windows Server 2012r2 so that I can turn off and stop using the Windows server?
- Third, if that is all possible, can I then add a 2nd ns7 domain controller for redundancy?
Am I better off just manually removing all the Windows workstations from the current domain and then joining them to the new domain that has ns7 as domain controller?