Move a child domain or OU


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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ryangormanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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].

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.

[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]
dazzler1971Author Commented:
So how would the second part of scenario 1 be done then?  ADMT also?  Please advise  Thanks
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