Migration without AD
Posted on 2003-11-06
I have a big challenge, at least for me. Pasted december the previous administrator migrated from NT 4 to 2000. It seem like it is a mess, so I need to do a clean install. The challenge is to move users from the old intallation to the new, but I don't want to copy the AD because I don't want the same mess on another domain.
Right now we have our root domain with five child domains, and the idea is to have just one domain. So I want to do this as seemless as possible, and especially I don't want to go to each computer other than the servers (If possible).
Bottom line, I need to migrate users, computers, and shares from my old 2k installation in various domains to the new one. The new domain would have the same name as my current root domain. I don't know if I am making my self clear, but the idea is not to move the whole AD. I just want to move what I mentioned, and do the least possible on each client.
I hope anyone can help me, I'll accept other alternatives.