Looking for best way to move accounts from 2003 domain to SBS 2011 Domain
Posted on 2011-02-10
I work for a small company running a single Windows 2003 server, hosting a single Domain.about half of the company is splitting off under separate ownership and needs to form a new Domain. For this purpose, we've purchased and set up an SBS 2011 server (based on 2008 R2). There are only about a dozen accounts to move, so it isn't that big of a deal to create them manually on the new server. Furthermore, I don't really need the accounts to maintain any security permissions, printer/share access, etc. That stuff will get taken care of via a GPO that I set up when they join the new Domain. What I DON'T want to have to do manually, if I can avoid it, is re-installation/configuration of all of their local apps such as Outlook(pop/smtp only right now), iTunes, Quickbooks, etc. What is the fastest path to get these users and machines added to the new Domain without having to reconfigure their local applications?