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File and folder migration tools

Posted on 2009-12-17
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
We are in a process of inventorying the fairly complex file structure on a legacy network pending its content migration to a new AD domain.
What are the best and affordable migration tools to automate this process focusing on group permissions and file access. Also, is there a way to "map" the old permission structure and security groups to their new counterparts on a new domain?
Question by:digerato
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by:Joseph Daly
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It sounds to me like you would need to use a combination of the ADMT 3.1 and A tool like robocopy or rich copy.

ADMT will allow you to copy over user users and groups along with their SID history and GUID which will allow the users to remain in whichever security groups they originally were in as well as keeping their same desktop profiles etc.

For the folder and permissions both robocopy and rich copy will do this for you however you will need to recreate the shares and share permissions.

If you dont mind spending a little money to have this all done automatically for you you can purchase securecopy it will create the shares with permissions as well as copying the folders and permissions.

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Securecopy sounds interesting! Do you know the ballpark cost?
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Joseph Daly earned 2000 total points
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The pricing is here.

Its about a thousand bucks because they make you buy a license for each server. The licenses are also not transferrable once the migration is done. So it is basically a throw away cost.

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