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?
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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.
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?
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?
George SasIT EngineerCommented:
IT_DeptAuthor Commented:
ok thank you for yours comments, i will award points accordingly
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