ADMT security command line more robust than gui?

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by gram, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. gram

    gram Guest

    We have a very large file server (NT4 Domain) that we want to translate the
    security on ( 2 TB's storage roughly) before we migrate it into the new 2003
    AD Domain. We have done a few member servers recently in regional offices
    but found that with the GUI tool it took several goes to get the security
    translation to work, with some servers it only translated half the users ???

    We want to use the command line on the main file server as it may be more
    robust.

    Would the usage be;

    admt security /n:servername /td:Domainnew /sd:domainold /tot:add /tft:yes
    /tss:yes /tup:yes /tur:yes

    would there be any option I have missed off? Do I just need the tot option
    only?

    any help on a subject that there is not very much info on. btw I am running
    admt version 3

    Regards
     
    gram, Jan 8, 2008
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  2. Dear Customer,

    Thanks for your post.

    We can use ADMT tool with GUI or Command Line and I think both should be
    almost the same on performance side. To choose which methods depends on
    customer's requirements and personal habits. Usually, some experienced
    customers may prefer ADMT Command Line. :

    About your question, the /tot:add option is needed, as the default action
    is Replace.

    Here are the detailed description of the option which might be necessary
    when perform a security translation.

    [/{TFF | TRANSLATEFILESANDFOLDERS}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TLG | TRANSLATELOCALGROUPS}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TPS | TRANSLATEPRINTERS}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TRG | TRANSLATEREGISTRY}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TSS | TRANSLATESHARES}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TUP | TRANSLATEUSERPROFILES}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TUR | TRANSLATEUSERRIGHTS}:{YES | <NO>}]

    By the way, I don't find TFT option, and I think it might be a typo. Do you
    mean TFF?

    I hope this helps.

    Sincerely,
    Neo Zhu,
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    Jian-Ping Zhu [MSFT], Jan 9, 2008
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  3. gram

    gram Guest

    Yes I meant tff.

    Reason why I was asking is that cmd line is often more robust than gui, i.e
    Robocopy V Copy and paste.

    btw, do you have any reasons why it would take a few instances of ADMt to
    get the security translation right? I ran it 3 times the other day on one
    server, it finally worked.
     
    gram, Jan 9, 2008
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  4. Dear Customer,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I'm not quite sure about the question. May I know what the 'a few instances
    of ADMT' here means?

    To get a better understanding of this issue, please let me know what have
    been done in detail when performing a security translation.

    Thanks again for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,
    Neo Zhu,
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    Jian-Ping Zhu [MSFT], Jan 10, 2008
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  5. gram

    gram Guest

    I mean I had to run the translation 3 or 4 times for it to translate
    everything, I ran it once and it missed folders and files. second time a few
    more and so on.
     
    gram, Jan 11, 2008
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  6. Dear customer,

    Thank you for your reply.

    In order to narrow down the issue, I'd like to ask you some more questions.

    1. Did you do the security translation after user accounts migration or
    using a mapping file?

    2. Did the issue occur only with CLI or together with GUI of ADMT tool?

    3. Have you added the necessary options when translating security?

    The following are reference of the necessary options I have once mentioned
    in my first post.
    [/{TFF | TRANSLATEFILESANDFOLDERS}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TLG | TRANSLATELOCALGROUPS}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TPS | TRANSLATEPRINTERS}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TRG | TRANSLATEREGISTRY}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TSS | TRANSLATESHARES}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TUP | TRANSLATEUSERPROFILES}:{YES | <NO>}]
    [/{TUR | TRANSLATEUSERRIGHTS}:{YES | <NO>}]

    4. Did you receive any error message when finishing the security
    translation?

    5. Did the issue occur on other servers?

    By the way, the following are ADMT v3.0 Migration Guide which might be
    helpful to you:

    ADMT v3 Migration Guide
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=D99EF770-3BBB-4B9E-
    A8BC-01E9F7EF7342&displaylang=en

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. : )

    Sincerely,
    Neo Zhu,
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    Jian-Ping Zhu [MSFT], Jan 14, 2008
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  7. Dear Customer,

    Regarding your last email , I am just check and follow-up on your status.

    I was wondering , if you were available to try conduct test and answer my
    questions.

    Thank you for your time and attention.

    Sincerely,
    Neo Zhu,
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    Jian-Ping Zhu [MSFT], Jan 21, 2008
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  8. gram

    gram Guest

    I will use the gui tool so no worries
     
    gram, Jan 21, 2008
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