ADMT/Cloning/USMT

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  1. Kathy

    Kathy Guest

    What are the differences in the above tools and what are the scenarios in
    which each one of it should be used?
     
    Kathy, Nov 21, 2008
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  2. Hello Kathy,

    ADMT:
    Migrate domain.com to newdomain.com for example, so you can change to another
    domain name and cleanup old stuff to start from scratch with old environment
    you really need to import.
    2000/2003 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...70-3BBB-4B9E-A8BC-01E9F7EF7342&displaylang=en

    2008 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...19-1BA5-41CA-B2F3-C11BCB4857AF&displaylang=en


    Cloning:
    Using an imaging software to "copy" a harddisk/volume/partition to another
    new harddisk/volume/partition. This will keep the complete settings, names
    and important Security identifiers. Especially in a domain the SID of objects
    like computers/users/groups has to be unique. So cloning of servers/computers
    are not supported and will result for example in conflicts, security related
    problems, except you use sysprep to remove old SID's after the cloning process.
    Never clone DC's, even with sysprep.


    USMT:
    Migrates user profiles from one machine to another.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722032.aspx

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Nov 21, 2008
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