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Migrate of data/perm between domains

By david.w.lindberg ·
Are there any NT 4.0 tools that will migrate data and user permissions from servers in one domain to servers in a new domain? I have about 40 servers to migrate down to 6 new servers in a new domain. The ID's of old domain will be changed in the newdomain.

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by Del Smith In reply to Migrate of data/perm betw ...

David this is what I would recommend. Build the new Windows 2000 Servers within the new domain. Run a backup of the data on your 40 old servers then restore them to your new servers. This will retain the appropriate permissions on the data. Then runthe Active Directory Migration Tool to copy the NT 4.0 users to the Windows 2000 domain. I say copy becuase the tool will add the exact users to the new domain along with their old SID history from the old domain. This will allow users logged on to the new domain to access resources that had their old SID assigned to it for permissions. I have run this scenario three times with much success.

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by david.w.lindberg In reply to Migrate of data/perm betw ...

I have to stay with NT 4.0 on the new servers. Corp. standard. and again, the ID's in the new domain will be changed.

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