How to import AD object from a domain to SBS2008?

Hi everbody!

I have a network with 50 users / computers running in a W2k3 STD domain. I just installed a fresh new server with SBS2008 in migration mode. so far, so good. Everything is running fine, the FSMO are now in the sbs2008 server and the network is running great.

BUT now I need import the objects from the originals OU to the SBS OU and be able to manage the users and computers from the SBS console.

Somenone have ANY idea???????? Thanks a lot.

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Hmmmm...did you consider using the migration tool?
If not, then as far as I know you just add them in through the sbs console wizard for new users, in your case you can use the multiple user wizard ;-).
How do you plan on rejoining the workstations to the new domain?
I have an entire process that I go through to make this work more efficiently, let me know if you need it.
Hope this helps.
Sorry I miss read you are using migration mode, correct?
One more caveat, you're trying to migrate from standard 2003 server to SBS 2008, hmmm...I'm not sure if that is totally possible. I believe the migration wizard only supports SBS to SBS migration, but I'll check further.
Do you have confirmation or documentation that suports this migration?
If not I may go back to my original comment.
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GMorineauAuthor Commented:
Migration tool in SBS Console work only to import users from SBS2003. The fisrt part of migration (installing the sbs2k8) was perfect. But despite having a lot a users and computers in my AD, in sbs console nothing appears. It´s bad.

ok, I can in SBS Console change a user role and make them appears, one by one, I can quit and rejoin the domain to create the computers account too, but it´s a lot of work, and I believe it exist a better way to do the job.

Tks anyway!
SBS 2008 is much different than server 2003 and sbs 2003. You must use the wizards to accomplish tasks in SBS or you will break things:-). If there is any easier way I've never fournd, if someone else has a suggestion please elaborate.
Even if there was I always like to control the new environment without bringing a lot of migrated stuff from the old server.
You can use the exchange management shell to import the mailboxes. But you must create the user AD through the SBS console and that will also create the users mailboxes. Have you read the information on importing the mailboxes? Do you need help with that?
Hope this helps
GMorineauAuthor Commented:
In fact, I created this domain about 2 years ago and it still clean. To import the mailbox from linux to exchange, no problem.... and to show the users in sbs console I always can, one by one, change the permission to a permision template... by the same way i can visualize the computer in the sbs console but some permission wasn´t correclty set.

I just wonderer if someone has a better way to do this job.
I have seen posts where you can export the AD to a .csv file and import it, but I've never tried it before so I don't know how well it works. I also know there are third party products that do this, but I'm sure there not cheap.
Hope this more helpful, probably not:-).
But as I stated earlier this just why I always bite the bullet and do it from the sbs console because SBS 2008 loves me for it and then I have no othere additional problems, just my experience though.
GMorineauAuthor Commented:
Well, so far the only way to import users to SBS Console is using the "change permissions" and inculde the AD to show all objetcs. Sad but true.

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