Migration

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Patti, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Patti

    Patti Guest

    Hi,
    does any know how i can move computers into a new forest and new domain
    without touching every workstation to join to the new domain.

    thanks in advance!
    Patti
     
    Patti, Mar 6, 2006
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  2. Hello Patti,

    Thank you for posting.

    From your post, my understanding of this issue is: You would like to know
    how to migrate computers from one domain to another new domain. If this is
    not correct, please feel free to let me know.

    Based on my knowledge, we can use ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) to
    migrate computers from one domain to another without touching each
    workstation.

    For more information about ADMT, you may refer to the following links:

    Active Directory Migration Tool Overview
    http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWS2000/techinfo/howitworks/activedirectory/adm
    t.asp

    Windows 2000 Active Directory Migration Tool
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/tools/admt/default.asp

    Active Directory Migration Tool 2.0 Interactive Simulation
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/training/admt.mspx

    Hope this helps. If anything is unclear or you have any concerns, please
    feel free to post back. I am glad to be of assistance.

    Have a nice day!

    Steven Wang (MSFT)
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Steven Wang [MSFT], Mar 7, 2006
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  3. Patti

    Patti Guest

    Hi,
    so i had a trust created between ,but i am unable to run active directory
    migration tool this is the error i get
    The Specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted ( Error
    code = 135)
    thanks again Steve
     
    Patti, Mar 7, 2006
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  4. Hi Patti,

    Thanks for your prompt reply.

    Based on my experience, this error message usually indicates that there is
    something wrong with the DNS configurations on client computers.

    Please first verify the DNS Server settings in TCP/IP Configuration are
    correct on each domain controller and client machine. Verify that domain
    names can be correctly resolved on each client machine and domain
    controller.

    You may also refer to the following KB article to troubleshoot this issue:

    The Active Directory Migration Tool displays a "RPC server is unavailable"
    error message
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=837366

    If the issue still exists, please let me know the following points:

    1. What are the operating systems on domain controllers of the source
    domain and destination domain?

    2. At what point during the ADMT process the error occurs?

    3. Please help me to capture a screen shot of the error message and send it
    to me at . To capture a screen shot, you can:

    a. When the screen appears, press the Print Screen key several times, which
    is to the right of the F12 key on the keyboard.
    b. Open Paint or Microsoft Word or WordPad.
    c. Click Edit (menu) -> Paste or press Ctrl + V.
    d. Click File (menu) -> Save. Save it to a file and attach it in email to
    send it to me at .

    Hope this helps. If anything is unclear or you have any concerns, please
    feel free to post back. I am glad to be of assistance.

    Have a nice day!

    Steven Wang (MSFT)
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Steven Wang [MSFT], Mar 8, 2006
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  5. Patti

    Patti Guest

    Hi Steve,
    thanks to you i think the problem is resolved thanks again, your the best.
    if it fails with my next step can i email again?

    Patti
     
    Patti, Mar 9, 2006
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  6. Hi Patti,

    Thanks for your prompt reply, and I am glad to hear that the issue has been
    resolved. If you need any further assistance or have any questions on this
    issue, please feel free to let me know. I am glad to be of assistance.

    Best regards,

    Steven Wang (MSFT)
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Steven Wang [MSFT], Mar 9, 2006
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  7. Patti

    Patti Guest

    Hi Steve,
    I was able to migrate users and groups over to the domain/forest i had
    trouble with the computers my test computer seemed to migrate over but it
    lost its desktop setting and it look like keep the old local profile but
    empty along with the new profile and that is also empty. do you have any
    suggestions

    Thanks again
    Patti
     
    Patti, Mar 9, 2006
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  8. Hi Patti,

    It is nice to hear from you again.

    It seems that after you migrate users and computers, the user creates a new
    profile when it is logged on. You may use the Copy To feature to copy the
    old profile to new profile. If the operating system is Windows XP, you may
    refer to the following steps:

    1. Log on the machine with another user account which has local
    administrative privilege (other than the old or new domain user account
    which you will copy its profile).
    2. Open System properties from Control Panel.
    3. Click Advanced button, and then click Settings button in User Profiles
    section.
    4. Click on the old user's profile, and then click on Copy To button.
    5. Type the new user profile folder.
    6. Click on Change button to grant the new domain user account permissions
    to the profile.

    For more information, you may refer to the following link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-
    us/sysdm_userprofile_copy.mspx

    Hope this helps.

    Steven Wang (MSFT)
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Steven Wang [MSFT], Mar 10, 2006
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  9. Patti

    Patti Guest

    Hi Steve,
    so i can't bring over profiles with computers, so i will about 400 +
    computers. unless i do this manually. and do you know about exchange 2003
    migration to a new forest new org i am trying to use exchange migration
    wizard and i am also getting an error this is error
    unable to logon to the sever please verify the server name, port,account
    name and passsword.


    Thanks again Steve you have been a great help!!
    Patti
     
    Patti, Mar 10, 2006
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  10. Hi Patti,

    Based on my experience, we can bring over profiles with computers by using
    ADMT. Only if it is failed on several computers, we can use the Copy To
    feature to copy profiles manually.

    I would suggest you test the migration again to see whether the profile
    migration successful.

    During the user migration, please also migrate user's SID. You may refer
    to the following documents for more information:

    Restructuring Active Directory Domains Between Forests
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/cead3dc3-4920-4b7a-b6
    fe-6111d44110b31033.mspx

    How to use Active Directory Migration Tool version 2 to migrate from
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=326480

    Domain Migration Cookbook
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/deploy/cookbook
    /cookchp9.mspx

    Regarding the Exchange 2003 migration related issue, I would suggest post
    in the following newsgroup: Microsoft.public.exchange.setup

    Thank you for your understanding.

    In addition, I hope the following document can be helpful for you:

    Step-by-Step: Migrating Exchange 2000 to Exchange 2003 Using New Hardware
    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Migrating-Exchange2000-Exchange-2003-Har
    dware.html

    Hope this helps. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free
    to post back.

    Best regards,

    Steven Wang (MSFT)
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Steven Wang [MSFT], Mar 14, 2006
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  11. Patti

    Patti Guest

    Hi Steve,
    I will look through the links, and i got the exchange working.

    again thanks you have been a big help

    Patti
     
    Patti, Mar 14, 2006
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  12. Hi Patti,

    You are welcome! I am glad to hear that the Exchange migration worked. If
    you need any more information on the domain migration issue, please feel
    free to post back. We are glad to be of assistance.

    Best regards,

    Steven Wang (MSFT)
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Steven Wang [MSFT], Mar 16, 2006
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  13. Patti

    Patti Guest

    Hi Steve,
    I have almost completed my testing for the migration, there is one more
    thing i need to ask you, when i migrate over passwords the user is prompted
    to change password upon logon is there something that i can change so this
    does not happen. i really want the users to be able to keep their password.

    Thanks again!
     
    Patti, Mar 27, 2006
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  14. Hi Patti,

    It is nice to hear from you again.

    Based on my experience, this is a by design behavior. After we migrate
    user's passwords, the "User must change password at next logon" option in
    user properties will be checked. This behavior is an enhancement of
    security for passwords migration.

    To prevent users from changing their passwords, we have to uncheck the
    "User must change password at next logon" option for each user. If there
    are many user accounts in the domain, we can uncheck this option by means
    of development to automate this operation.

    For any development related issue, you may post in the Developer
    newsgroups. For your convenience, I have provided the link below:

    <http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp>

    Or, you may want to contact our Develop Support Services by telephone so
    that a dedicated support professional can assist you further with your
    request. To obtain the phone numbers for specific technology request
    please take a look at the web site listed below:

    <http://support.microsoft.com/directory/directory/phonepro.asp?sd=msdn>

    Hope this helps. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free
    to post back. I am glad to be of assistance.

    Best regards,

    Steven Wang (MSFT)
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support


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    Steven Wang [MSFT], Mar 28, 2006
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  15. Patti

    Patti Guest

    Hi Steve,
    i have another question to ask, so another team memeber created a new
    forest/domain but we are going to leave the root domain empty except for DNS.
    we also created a new domain tree. i have have run netdiag. dcdiag and
    repadmin and they come up normal i can do a net view into eachother, but i am
    unable to get AD users and computer to to locate the other domain and
    repadmin/showtrust it comes up normal. so with this happening i am uable to
    install exchange in the new domain tree because i can not connect see the
    root. i have been lost on this for about a week. and i just thought in 2003
    that we can connect to the different domains tree's within the forest without
    setting it up. when i try to access the other domain i get this error
    windows cannot connect to the new domain for the following reason the server
    is not operation. and i am running domain funactional level 2003
    if you can help that would be great!

    Thanks in advance!!
     
    Patti, Apr 11, 2006
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  16. Hi Patti,

    It's nice to hear from you again!

    Based on my experience, the error message usually indicates that the target
    DC cannot be connected, this may be caused by DNS name resolving issue or
    the connection is blocked by firewall.

    Therefore, I would suggest we refer to the following steps to see whether
    the issue can be resolved:

    1. Use nslookup command to test DNS name resolving.

    2. Disable any firewall including Windows Firewall temporarily between the
    two domains.

    For more information, see the following KB article:
    How to configure a firewall for domains and trusts
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=179442

    Hope this helps. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me
    know.

    Best regards,
    Steven Wang

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    Steven Wang [MSFT], Apr 13, 2006
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