SBS 2003 to Windows 2008 Enterprise: ADMT or Fresh Start?
Posted on 2009-04-13
I have two choices:
Use ADMT to move Users / Workstations from a Windows SBS 2003 Domain to a new Windows 2008 Enterprise Domain w/ Exchange 2007
Start fresh - Create new users, join all workstations to new domain manually and then copy workstation profile / and upload Exchange Data to new mailbox.
The second choice will obviously be more time consuming, but the customer has stressed the feeling of a 'fresh start' and I tend to agree. However, the workstation count is high (55) and doing that process will take some time.
I have a bad taste about ADMT - I have never been able to get it to work to migrate workstations with a success rate higher than 25%. There were always issues that were difficult to troubleshoot and I ended up doing the process manually anyway.
What are the Expert opinions?