NT4 to 2K3 w/ Exch5.5 to Exch2K3 migration

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by dhag, Jul 29, 2004.

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    dhag Guest

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    I currently have an NT4 domain with Exch5.5. I have setup a new 2K3
    domain/forest with Exch2K3. It has been a little troubling getting the
    migration to work properly but I have ironed out just about everything. I
    have all trusts, AD connectors and permissions (Target domain Domain Admins
    group member of Source domain Local Admin etc...) setup as per all KB
    articles I could find on the topics. There is however one issue I have not
    been able to resolve satisfactorily. I migrate computer accounts and user
    accounts using the ADMT and move the users mailbox using the Move Mailbox
    Wizard. I seem to have that down but when I go to log into the new domain on
    the migrated computer with the migrated user account the computer creates a
    new user profile requiring a manual setup of the outlook client for the new
    Exchange server AND loosing the users evironment (profile). I have found a
    way to correct this but I am a little leary doing so as it requires editing
    the registry to point the new SID created on the computer to use the old
    profile.

    Does anyone have any idea what i am doing wrong? I was under the impresion
    that migrating the computer account and user account (yes I choose the
    option to migrate the users SID) should automate everything and not require
    that every machine be visited to edit the registry accordingly.

    Not sure how much or what detail anyone might need to help troubleshoot so
    please let me know what you need.

    Again, much thanks to anyone that can help.

    daniel
     
    dhag, Jul 29, 2004
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    Michael Bell Guest

    Have you been running the translation wizard after you moved the computer
    accounts to the new domain? Once you do that you should get the old profile
    upon logging in to the new domain. I have used this on my last three
    migrations and it works like a charm.
     
    Michael Bell, Jul 29, 2004
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    dhag Guest

    Thanks for the response.

    No I haven't run the translation wizard. Not sure how I missed that one.
    I'll give it a shot.

    I do have one more question on the topic of migration. Should the wizards
    bee run in the order they are presented? I.e User then Groups then Computer
    etc... or does it matter?

    Thanks again.

    daniel
     
    dhag, Jul 29, 2004
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  4. Hi Daniel,

    The problem you got was caused that the user local profile was not migrated
    properly. It is recommended that you run Security Translation Wizard to
    translate the profile.

    In general, the migration order is users, groups, computers, resources. I
    would like to recommend that you refer to the following documents and make
    an appropriate migration plan.

    Domain Migration Cookbook
    <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/deploy/cookboo
    k/cookintr.asp>

    Planning Migration from Windows NT to Windows 2000
    <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtech
    nol/ad/windows2000/plan/migntw2k.asp>

    Support WebCast: Domain Migration Using the Microsoft Active Directory
    Migration Tool
    <http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/Webcasts/WC082301/wcblurb082301.a
    sp>.

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 30, 2004
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    dhag Guest

    Thanks Bob. Just wanted to let you know this information was a big help. All
    is well and good again!

    daniel
     
    dhag, Aug 5, 2004
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  6. Hi Daniel,

    I am glad to hear that everything is ok now. If you have any further
    questions or concerns, please feel free to post here. It is our pleasure to
    be of assistance.

    Thank you again for contacting Microsoft Newsgroup!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 6, 2004
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