Migate NT Clients to 2003 AD

Posted on 2009-05-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
We are looking for something simple but effective tool or a script to migrate nt domain clients (most of them are 2000 or XP) to AD 2003 domain. The idea is that each pc leaves the old NT domain and than with new pc name join the AD and comes in the predefined OU.
We do not want to build trust relationship between NT domain and AD.
Any advise? Thanks.
Question by:dickchan
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    You cannot perform a graceful client migration without having a trust between the source and target domains. With a trust in place, you can use the Active Directory Migration Tool from the MS website (free), or pony up for a paid migration tool like the Quest AD Migration Suite.

    Without a trust in place, you can look at consumer-geared tools like the desktop settings transfer wizard, but as that's consumer-based it doesn't have a good scripting/automation story.

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