Do I need to migrate computer account at same time as user account

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by J Tinson, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. J Tinson

    J Tinson Guest

    Are their any issues with migrating just user accounts to a target forest but
    leaving their computer accounts in the source forest? The computers will
    continue authenticating and applying policies for their own forest but the
    actual migrated users would be logging on and authenticating to a different
    forest over a trust relationship. Although this may well work; is this
    really a supported configuration and what potentiol issues are there?

    I'm sure you would normally want to migrate both user and computer accounts
    to the target forest at the same time but in our case management wish to
    delay computer accouint migration until a standard common desktop can be

    Thanks in advance
    J Tinson, Sep 30, 2008
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  2. J Tinson

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    Check in the admt.chm file for details. Interforest migrations create a new
    username with the same attributes (different SID) in the new forest.
    Depending upon the trust setup between the two domains users may log on to
    the workstations in the old domain with the new domain username.

    Often migrations are users and groups first, then computers, and the
    resources and security translation. Much depends upon your migration methods
    and goals.
    kj [SBS MVP], Sep 30, 2008
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