migrating dfs from source domain

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Nancy, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    Hello! I have a dfs root on my NT4 domain that I need to migrate when I
    batch migrate users and computers soon. Anyone have a HOWTO or experience
    doing this? The dfs volumes are used via scripts (meaning there are lots of
    entries using the NT4 dfs name), is there any scritpting or batch way to
    convert? Help! Thanks, Nancy.
     
    Nancy, Mar 17, 2005
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    Jason Tan Guest

    Hi Nancy,

    Thanks for posting!

    Based on the description, I would like to provide you with the following
    information for your reference:

    The File Server Migration Toolkit

    The File Server Migration Toolkit (FSMT) provides several tools that
    simplify the consolidation process and minimize the impact of consolidation
    on users.

    # Easy migration: FSMT helps the system administrator easily migrate and
    consolidate shared folders from servers running Windows NT? Server 4.0 or
    the Windows 2000 family of servers, to a server running Windows Server 2003
    or Windows Storage Server 2003.
    # Less impact on end users and line-of-business applications: FSMT helps
    the system administrator configure new functionality in Distributed File
    System (DFS) to maintain the original Universal Naming Convention (UNC)
    path of files after they are moved to a new server. This reduces the impact
    of file server consolidation and migration, saves end users time spent
    searching for files, and ensures that line-of-business applications keep
    running. This functionality is described in Knowledge Base article 829885.
    Although this article contains manual installation steps for creating DFS
    consolidation roots, you do not need to follow these manual installation
    steps if you use the File Server Migration Toolkit. The tools in the
    toolkit will create DFS consolidation roots for you.

    Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit FSMT Site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/nt4/tooldocs/msfsc.mspx

    Overview of the Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit of FSMT white paper
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/nt4/tooldocs/msfst_over
    view.mspx

    Frequently Asked Questions About File Server Migration
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/nt4/tooldocs/msfst_faqs
    ..mspx

    Hope the information helps.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jason Tan

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
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    Jason Tan, Mar 18, 2005
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