Permissions Required for Application Migration to Azure

Category: azure vm


Sarah111111 on Sun, 07 Aug 2016 17:49:19

I am working for Social Organization and they some applications running on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012. They also have 
AD and Exchange Servers in there Data Center. There plan is to migrate some applications to Azure using Lift and Shift methodology.
Being there Technical Advisor I need to know "What are the permissions/access I would required to migrate there Application Workload to Azure?"
(When I say permission, I referred, Permission on there local datacenter as well as Azure)


SumanthMarigowda-MSFT on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:54:10

Hello Sarah,


Thank you for posting here! We are happy to assist you.

Refer here for Seamless Migrations into Azure with Availability on Demand (AoD)

Refer here - Moving Your Applications to Microsoft Azure

Regarding Massive Lift & Shift Migrations to Microsoft Azure with the Microsoft Migration Accelerator. Click here

For more information, on Migrating Web Application from On-premises too Azure Step-By-Step - Click here 

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Sarah111111 on Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:01:44

My question still remains unanswered. I wanted to know what permissions or access I need to migrate on-premise applications to Azure.

SadiqhAhmed-MSFT on Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:03:23

Hello Sarah,

AFAIK, no specific permissions are required. If you have an Azure account you can use Azure Site Recovery for moving your workloads and applications to Azure.

FYI: Exchange is not supported on Azure. However, you can use exchange online and see if that meets your requirements. For details on this, contact Microsoft Office 365 support or Community forums.

You can refer to this link -

You can easily migrate your existing websites that run on Internet Information Service (IIS) 6 or later to App Service Web Apps.  For more details see this page.

 You can, technically, have AD DCs on Azure and PCs on-prem, but if the VPN is unavailable in that case, the PCs on-prem cannot log on to the network. I think a better practice would be too keep at least two DCs on-prem for high availability/fault tolerance.

Refer to for guidance and for steps.

Let us know if you need further assistance!

Best Regards

Sadiqh Ahmed

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