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Looking for a script or a way (using Group Policy) of removing XP Workstations from their existing Windows Server 2003 domain and then adding them to a different Windows Server 2003 domain.

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Looking for a script or a way (using Group Policy) of removing XP Workstations from their existing Windows Server 2003 domain and then adding them to a different Windows Server 2003 domain.

We have over 2,500 Windows XP computers that need to be removed from their existing Server 2003 domain and then added to a different Server 2003 domain.

We would like to have an automated process (via Group Policy or a script) that will perform this for us.

How can this be done?
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Configure trust between the domains to make it possibly to migrate/move objects between the domains.

One tool to use is ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tools) for migrating the computers between the domains.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6f86937b-533a-466d-a8e8-aff85ad3d212&displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6D710919-1BA5-41CA-B2F3-C11BCB4857AF&displaylang=en

Another tool is movetree.exe, which is part of support tools
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755718(WS.10).aspx

You can also take a look on using dsquery/dsmove commands (part of adminpak.msi).
dsquery computer -name <computername> | dsmove -newparent ou-path,dc=domain,dc=local
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731094(WS.10).aspx
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