ADMT2 (local profile migration) and computer migration issues

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Dipti, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Dipti

    Dipti Guest

    This is a follow up on my previous thread "migration issues" .

    For testing the migration related issues I have migrated a group and a user
    account from windows 2000 domain (separate forest) to windows 2003 domain
    using ADMT2 group migration wizard and user migration wizard.

    Now I am ready to migrate a computer which belongs to the migrated user. To
    do so, if I understood correctly:

    1) I need to run Security translation wizard to migrate the local profiles
    of the previously migrated user.

    2) I need to run computer migration wizard to migrate the user computer to
    the target domain.

    My question:

    which one of this migration wizard I need to run first? I ran security
    translation wizard with option "computer to select = the computer belongs to
    this user" . I received the error messages: unable to connect to
    computername\Admin$ .. machine might be down or its server netlogon service
    is not running" Active directory migration tool agent service on
    "computername" did not start.

    Apparently I am suppose to see some error on application log which I do not
    see on Wstation, Target server, source server. Netlogon service is running
    and servers, workstations are running. Migration account is a member of
    domain admin group in target domain. Domain admin of target domain as well as
    migratoin account of Target domain are added to administrator group on source
    domain and log on locally right.

    Thanks for your help.
    Dipti, Aug 11, 2005
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  2. Hi Dipti,

    Refer to following link:

    You will find that we need to migrate computers first. For more detailed
    information, please refer to :


    Hope it helps.

    Best regards,

    Vincent Xu
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Get Secure! -

    Vincent Xu [MSFT], Aug 12, 2005
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  3. Dipti

    Dipti Guest

    Thank you.

    Dipti, Aug 12, 2005
  4. Dipti

    Dipti Guest

    Thanks for the link. I was able to migrate the computer account used by the
    previously migrated user, but I am still having problem migrating user local
    profile by using security translation wizard, with the same error message I
    mentioned in my earlier post. Can I migrate local user profile during
    computer migaration? I believe I have option to select that check box along
    with user right etc instead of running the security translation wizard?
    Dipti, Aug 16, 2005
  5. Vincent Xu [MSFT], Aug 17, 2005
  6. Dipti

    Dipti Guest

    Security translation wizard seems to not migrate local user profile, at least
    in my test environment. Is there other options?
    Dipti, Aug 18, 2005
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