2003 AD Migration as a child domain to remote parent domain procedures

steps and procedures for 2003 AD migration.
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Hi koz0415,

Can you describe your situation? Which domain has to be moved/renamed? What daoes "remote" domain mean?

Toni
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koz0415Author Commented:
The parent domain in this case is in another state and I have a static route established and it ping's back.
I have downloaded ADMT 3.0 and data sheet.  I'm concerned about another domain we have established trust from Domain to Domain that is in a different state that delivers exchange services to us.
the exchange server is 5.5 (yes I know) but I have no say in what version they use at all.  from my experience the trusted connection from our Doman to exchange Domain should be unaffected if I do this migration correctly.  I can attach visio file for topology purposes if it helps.  Thanks for the support
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
One simple question, are these domains part of the same forest?
What exactly do you want to migrate?
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koz0415Author Commented:
yes it is in the same forest.  
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
As far as I know, you can migrate domain from one position to another with domain renaming procedure.

Exchange can not be migrated from one domain to another, but you can migrate mailboxes with exmerge utility and help of scripts.
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koz0415Author Commented:
I have requested a AD topology for this project from upper Mgnt and I'm sure I can setup multiple site trusts.  I think migration will be dictated by where our child domain sits in respect to our exchange site.  i.e. is our exchange server going to reside on the same forest.  I have no control or say in respect to the exchange server on this project.  What I do know so far is this:  Our doamin is going to stay the same name but is moving to a different forest.  The exchange server we use for production is located in another state and we have point to point routed/Site trusted AD with there Domain.  I feel there shouldn't be much trouble with sound backups and using ADMT 3.0 and do it on a non-production night.  Is there a process sheet or checklist for this type of migration?  I have never had to do this before on this level.  I have always been the "tree stump" instead one of the "branches".  Any help is much appreciated.  
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
>> What I do know so far is this:  Our doamin is going to stay the same name but is moving to a different forest.

No, you can not migrate entire domain from one forest to another this is not possible. But you can use ADMT to migrate users, groups, computer accounts to another domain in another forest. I can not add anything new to already posted ADMT guide. Test migration first, then migrate few test accounts for real and see what happens.

If time permits, set up virtual test environment with two forests, and test your procedures.
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koz0415Author Commented:
thanks for the help.  sorry for long delay.  was out of town for a while
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