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Computer Migration

Posted on 2005-04-25
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I am trying to migrate users and computers off of a win nt 4.0 box to a win 2003 server.  Here's the error in the log for the computers:

2005-04-25 13:35:08 ERR3:7075 Failed to change domain affiliation, hr=800706fb   The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship.
2005-04-25 13:35:08 Wrote result file C:\Program Files\OnePointDomainAgent\SPOSADA-DESK12237085.result
2005-04-25 13:35:08 Operation completed.

Also are there basic easy step by step instructions on how to do this?  The instructions I have tell you to do something but they don't tell you how or where to do it.  For example it said add the source domain admins to the admin group but it didn't say the admin group in the built in folders.  I just ran the wizards but most of the computers this happened to.  Also the ones that did work could access their email, receive email, but could not see the global contacts group or send email!  I'm going nuts.  I need this explained to me likek I'm a two year old.  Please help!
Question by:Steelin_It
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Expert Comment

ID: 13862102
Did you try the article here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e92cf6a0-76f0-4e25-8de0-19544062a6e6&DisplayLang=en
To your specific problem, you have to add the admin from your NT domain to your w2k3 domain admin group

Expert Comment

ID: 13862119
You can also test upgrade in the virtual lab on microsoft's site. There you will not destroy anything if you make a mistake

Author Comment

ID: 13862216
Test upgrade my nt 4.0 box?  How?  I have windows 2003 sbs with a transition pack.  I was able to add the nt 4 admins groupg to the administrator built in account on the 2003 box but when I try to add them to the domain admin group under the users folder I can only select users from the 2003 box.  I don't even see the nt4 domain so that I can even attempt to browse to it.

Accepted Solution

joedoe58 earned 1500 total points
ID: 13862303
When I said test I meant the virtual labs available on Microsofts site where you can test configurations on virtual machines, but in your case it is not valid since I do not think that they have SBS there. Try to follwo the info in this document: "Migrating from Small Business Server 4.5 or Windows NT 4.0 Server to Windows Small Business Server 2003"
You will find that document for download close to the end of this page: http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/sbs/upgrade/default.mspx

Author Comment

ID: 13880444
Thanks I went through it and that helped.

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