ADMT - Migrating computer account issue


Hi experts,

I am trying to move a computer account from one domain in a forest to another domain in a separate forest.

When i run ADMT 3.2 i select "Computer Migration Wizard" follow the wizard and the status says one machine examined and copied. I then hop over to my new domain and i can see the computer account in the new domain, yet the machine is still joined to the old domain and the computer account is still on the old domain also ( so now the account is in both domains).

I dont understand why the account is in both domains and why the machine hasnt rebooted or migrated across?

Can anyone let me know whether i have missed a step or whether this is by design?
IT_DeptAsked:
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George SasConnect With a Mentor IT EngineerCommented:
ADMT will only migrate the computer account and not the computer itself.
You will have to manually join the computer to the target domain.
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IT_DeptAuthor Commented:
So can anyone explain why i should bother to use ADMT then? If its a case of someone going round to each computer in the company and removing a machine from the domain, rebooting, adding it to the new domain and rebooting again, i may as well not bother with ADMT for the computer accounts?

Is there something im missing? is it important to migrate an account so it remains in various groups etc?
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
Because if your computer accounts are members of security groups then you can migrate the ACL's if disabling SID hstory filtering, so if computer x is part of some security groups that info can be migrated too so you will not have to do it manually.


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IT_DeptAuthor Commented:
So to clarify, in no instance can ADMT automatically remove and add computer accounts to another domain - it has to be manually done? Is this correct?
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George SasIT EngineerCommented:
Correct.
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IT_DeptAuthor Commented:
ok thank you for yours comments, i will award points accordingly
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