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  • I need some help if possible to give an overview of consolidating three disparate Active Directory Domains (from server 2003) into one new Windows Server 2008 Domain.

    Covering the following areas

    Planning
    Testing
    Implementation

    Pay specific attention to the areas you would need to take into consideration and how you might mitigate any potential issues you may encounter (if any).
    A general overview of the above areas involved

    Any help you give would be very much appreciated

    Thanks
    Andy
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:11 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    migrating domains from 3 into 1 requires ADMT(free from Microsoft) or Quest tools(not free). Which version you choose depends on you. BUT either one requires to built a lab and test each step to get familiar with them and see where some problems may occur, depending on installed server roles etc.

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2010/03/25/migrating-active-directory-to-a-new-forest.aspx


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:16 AM
  • Hello,

    you are going to perform a migration from a forest to another.

    Please create a trust relationship between both forests and then use ADMT to migrate AD objects.

    More here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc974332(WS.10).aspx

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

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    Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:23 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    migrating domains from 3 into 1 requires ADMT(free from Microsoft) or Quest tools(not free). Which version you choose depends on you. BUT either one requires to built a lab and test each step to get familiar with them and see where some problems may occur, depending on installed server roles etc.

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2010/03/25/migrating-active-directory-to-a-new-forest.aspx


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:16 AM
  • Hello,

    you are going to perform a migration from a forest to another.

    Please create a trust relationship between both forests and then use ADMT to migrate AD objects.

    More here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc974332(WS.10).aspx

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator 

    Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:23 AM