Using FSMT to migrate a single server in place

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I am in the process of migratng servers from domain A to domain B via a trust. I am using the ADMT 3.2 and all is going well. I am now ready to migrate the FileServer with about1 TB of data. The question is how to I migrate the whole server, and apply new permissions. I do not wish to "move" the files from the old server to a new server, I wish to move the entire server to the new domain, and have all the permissions translated from old groups / users to new groups / users. I have already performed the user and group acount migration WITH SID history, and computers migrated with security translation translated the user profiles. How does this work with FSMT and file servers / shares?
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

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ADMT supports user/group/computer migration. It preserves SID history list, you don't have to do it manually. Check it in documentation, please :)

My environment is migrated from 2000 old domain to 2003 new domain. And it works fine for few years :)

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Krzysztof
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

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As stated I have already completed the migration of all users and computers to the new domain, and yes I did use ADMT and yes I did configure to migrate SID history (users and groups). The question was how to migrate the FILE SERVER (without MOVING THE FILES) by joining it to the new domain as is, and then converting the ACL's on the File Shares to the new domain permissions. If I unjoin the file server from old domain (or even migrate using the ADMT computer migration) when I joion it to the new domain, WILL THE SECURITY TRANSLATION WIZARD modify the ACL's to the new Domain accounts (ie, group in old domain called HRReadWrite, group in new domain called Secure_HRReadWrite, but has the same SID as old group since it was migrated via ADMT).
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Top Expert 2012
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As I remember my file server migration I didn't make any changes on folders/files permissions. After group migration I joined FS to the new domain and it works fine up to now :)

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I ran the FSMT Computer Migration against the file server and it changed permissions on all the files...took a while so be prepared when you do this...the more data you have the longer it will take. But in the end it wll add the proper permissions to the files and folders.

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