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During 2003-2008 migration do gpo's migrate also? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was wondering if gpo's replicate  from the 2003-2008 dc after the migration is complete or if I have to use a gpo migration tool to do so?
    Friday, December 25, 2009 7:51 PM

Answers

  • Group Policy Objects (GPOs) will be migrated without problems.
    However, the following two actions are recommended before migrating:

    1. Run adprep /domainprep /gpprep
      Although the gpprep switch is only required when migrating from Windows 2000 Active Directory infrastructures, it can help circumvent problems, since it resets permissions on the Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in place.
        
    2. Run gpotool.exe
      The GPO Verification Tool checks the consistency of Group Policy Objects (GPOs) between the Sysvol- and Active Directory (AD)-based portions of GPOs and checks GPO replication. When problems are identified, these can be fixed before migration.

    Also, after migration, check proper replication using gpotool.exe and repadmin.exe.

    Friday, December 25, 2009 11:17 PM
  • Hi,

    If you are going to upgrade the domain to Windows Server 2008, you can refer to the following article for more information:

    Upgrading Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DS Domains
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731188(WS.10).aspx

    Hope it helps.
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    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:26 AM
    Moderator

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  • Group Policy Objects (GPOs) will be migrated without problems.
    However, the following two actions are recommended before migrating:

    1. Run adprep /domainprep /gpprep
      Although the gpprep switch is only required when migrating from Windows 2000 Active Directory infrastructures, it can help circumvent problems, since it resets permissions on the Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in place.
        
    2. Run gpotool.exe
      The GPO Verification Tool checks the consistency of Group Policy Objects (GPOs) between the Sysvol- and Active Directory (AD)-based portions of GPOs and checks GPO replication. When problems are identified, these can be fixed before migration.

    Also, after migration, check proper replication using gpotool.exe and repadmin.exe.

    Friday, December 25, 2009 11:17 PM
  • Hi,

    If you are going to upgrade the domain to Windows Server 2008, you can refer to the following article for more information:

    Upgrading Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DS Domains
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731188(WS.10).aspx

    Hope it helps.
    <!---->

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:26 AM
    Moderator