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Move a child domain or OU

Posted on 2006-10-25
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Hi,

2 questions .....

1. We are trying to move a child domain out of an AD forest and into either a separate forest or making it it’s own root domain. Whats the easiest/best way for this to be done?

2. Also  exporting / migrating an OU out of a single domain forest and into a diferent forest.  Whats the best way for this to be done?

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The first part of scenario 1 and the whole of scenario 2 are both candidates for the Active Directory Migration Tool [1]. ADMT terms these both as Inter-forest migrations [4]. Inter-forest migrations perform a copy of the objects and so make it easy to test the migration prior to the live date.

The second part of scenario 1 is termed a Intra-forest migration. These can be a little trickier and so require more planning.


[1] http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6F86937B-533A-466D-A8E8-AFF85AD3D212&displaylang=en
[2] http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/exchange2003/exchange_2003_ADMT.htm
[3] http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/downloads/w2kadmt.mspx
[4]"In addition to consolidating Windows NT resource domains into Active Directory OUs, ADMT also lets you migrate selected users, groups, or computers to OUs in the target domain..." [3]
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So how would the second part of scenario 1 be done then?  ADMT also?  Please advise  Thanks
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Yes, ADMT can also perform intra-forest migrations.  I haven't done it and I couldn't find a source that described your environment using ADMT 3.0. However, the principle is described in chapter 11 of the Domain Migration Cookbook [1].

[1] http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/deploy/cookbook/cookch11.mspx
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