Migration of Domain Services (Active Directory) and roles may be necessary in the following cases:

  • Software Upgrade: If a company is using old software or no longer supports it, then it is necessary to migrate data to the new software or update it.
  • Business expansion: If a company plans to expand its business and increase the number of users on the network, then it may be necessary to transfer the domain to a more powerful and reliable server.
  • Security: Active Directory domain migration improves a company's security level by moving data to a more reliable and secure server.
  • Improved Performance: If your servers are slow, have memory or performance issues, then migrating to a new server will help improve their performance.
  • Cost optimization: Moving a domain to another server will help reduce the cost of maintaining and maintaining old servers.
  • Reduce Risks: Active Directory migration helps reduce risks associated with server failures, data loss, and other issues.

Key Challenges of AD Migration

Migrating Active Directory roles can be a complex process, even if you entrust the project to an IT partner such as Fanetech. We specialize in the Microsoft stack and implement MS solutions for our clients in Kazakhstan and the CIS countries. The following are some of the major challenges that an organization may face when migrating Active Directory roles:

  1. Data loss: When migrating Active Directory roles, you may encounter problems with loss of data such as users, groups, and security settings. This may cause the system to malfunction and require you to re-create users and groups.
  2. Difficulty synchronizing data: Some migration software may have problems synchronizing data between Active Directory servers. This may cause system delays and lead to user errors.
  3. Permissions Issues: When migrating access rights, it may be difficult to configure access rights on the new server. This may require additional effort to configure access rights and test the system.
  4. Problems with migrating settings: Active Directory server settings, such as network and service settings, can be difficult to migrate to a new server. If they are not transferred correctly, it may cause system failures.
  5. Application Integration Issues: If applications that use Active Directory have been integrated with other systems, compatibility issues may arise during migration. This can lead to application errors and the need for re-integration.
  6. Performance Issues: When migrating Active Directory roles, system performance issues may occur. This may be due to increased load on servers and networks, as well as the need to update software.
  7. Security concerns: There are security concerns to consider when migrating Active Directory data and settings. It is important to ensure that the migration occurs without data loss and that the new server is protected from possible threats.
  8. Compatibility issues: When you migrate Active Directory roles to a new server, you may encounter compatibility issues with other systems and applications. This can lead to errors and problems in the entire system.
  9. Problems with staff training: When migrating to a new Active Directory server, it is necessary to train users to use the new system. This may take additional time and require training of staff to work with the new server and settings.
  10. Support Issues: After migrating Active Directory roles, there is a need for system support. You need to make sure that the new system works correctly and is prepared for possible problems.

How to choose the right IT partner?

There are several reasons why it may be useful to use an IT partner when migrating Active Directory:

  1. Experience and knowledge: An IT partner specializing in Active Directory migration has experience and knowledge in this area. They can help you evaluate the risks and benefits of migration and suggest the best solutions for your specific situation.
  2. Save time and resources: Your IT partner can take on most of the migration work, freeing up your time and resources for other tasks.
  3. Quality guarantee: The IT partner is responsible for the quality of the work performed, which guarantees a successful migration and no problems in the future.
  4. Meeting deadlines: The IT partner can ensure that migration deadlines are met, which will avoid delays and problems with system operation.
  5. Technical support: The IT partner will be available to provide technical support after the migration is completed if any problems arise.

When choosing an IT partner for Active Directory migration, you should pay attention to the following factors:

  1. Experience and Reputation: Make sure the company has experience with Active Directory and other Microsoft products.
  2. Cost of services: Compare prices for services from various IT companies. Consider not only the cost of the migration itself, but also additional services such as technical support after the project is completed.
  3. Certifications: Some companies may have certifications from Microsoft or other organizations to certify their experience and qualifications.
  4. Requirements Compliance: Ensure that the selected IT partner meets your project requirements. For example, if you have specific security or performance requirements, make sure your partner can meet them.
  5. Willingness to communicate: A good partner should be ready to communicate and discuss the project with you at all stages of the work. Make sure you can get prompt feedback and solutions to problems.


Overall, migrating Active Directory roles is a complex and demanding process that requires careful preparation and planning. To avoid problems and minimize risks, you need to seek help from specialists. We are in Fanetech, we are a professional partner for the implementation of the Microsoft stack in Kazakhstan and the CIS countries. Our team consists of experienced and highly qualified specialists who specialize in the development, support and optimization of information systems based on MS products. We offer a full range of services including design, development, testing and technical support.

Fanetech pays great attention to detail and quality of work and service. We carefully analyze the requirements of each client and create individual solutions that suit their needs and budget. We provide 24/7 technical support to clients to ensure stable operation of information systems.

Our company guarantees the confidentiality and security of customer data. We use modern technologies and security methods to protect information from unauthorized access. We strive to ensure that our clients are satisfied with the results of our work and receive the maximum return on their investment in information technology.

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