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Move Root Domain users and computers to new Sub Domain.

Posted on 2007-11-26
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My goal is to move  all users and computers from the root domain to a new sub level domain.  Currently we have two sub level domains for companies that were purchased and migrated under the root domain.  I would like to take the users and computers which are all Corp users under root and put them in the new sub domain.  So essensially it would look like this  when finished:
Root domain: "enterprise domain" ent.company.com  ->Only houses enterprise admin, exchange servers, and root DC's
Sub domains: corp.ent.company.com; branch1.ent.company.com; branch2.ent.company.com.
My plan is to create two new domain controllers for the new sub domain corp.ent.company.com and use ADMT to migrate all the users and computers out of the root "enterprise" domain to the new sub domain.

Am I missing anything?

Thanks
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Question by:ryan4496
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Sounds good to me, ADMT will take care of users and groups......and the rest can be moved with movetree

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/7ebf19b3-f395-425e-ad20-6c0a98af04c31033.mspx?mfr=true
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Tool is here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6f86937b-533a-466d-a8e8-aff85ad3d212 

Migration guide for ADMT is here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=D99EF770-3BBB-4B9E-A8BC-01E9F7EF7342&displaylang=en 

http://www.tutorials-win.com/ActiveDirectory/migrate-child/

In addition to technology think about how You want to do this from
business process and continuity perespective. How You want to
communicate with Your users, what downtime (if any) is possible, what
apps might be affected (groups, services accounts).

Think about, plan it, test it -> deploy.
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by:ryan4496
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Thanks that's very helpful as I had 2.0 downloaded.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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lol thats a direct copy from the link that is provided in that post....

Careful with ADMT, Its a fantastic tool, but you need to read the guide big time on this..there are a few tricks to the SID migration and password migration that are in the guide (reg hacks)
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