Migrate 2003 domain computers to 2008 R2 domain.
Posted on 2011-09-26
Objective: Move from a Server 2003 domain named hq.OldDomain.com with Exchange 2003 to Server 2008 R2 domain named hq.NewDomain.com with Exchange 2010
Created a new domain, installed Exchange 2010.
Setup two way trust between domains, fixed up DNS, all that was good.
Used ADMT 3.2 to migrate users to the new domain while leaving the old domain accounts intact.
Moved mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.
Users are successfully using their mailboxes on Exchange 2010, Outlook is authenticating with their NewDomain credentials.
Gave NewDomain users rights to shares on OldDomain server and vice versa
The computers are still on OldDomain; users login to OldDomain; all shares still on OldDomainServer.
GPO on the old domain redirects their My Documents to OldDomainServer\Users\%username%\My Documents.
Now it's time to move their computer to NewDomain, and fix it up so that when they login to their computers, they will get their existing profile, and their My Documents will be redirected to \\NewDomainServer\Users\%username%\My Documents. Profiles are local, not roaming.
Most computers are XP, with a few Win7.
Already robocopied the folders \\OldDomainServer\Users to \\NewDomainServer\Users, and created a group policy in the new domain to redirect Documents to \\NewDomainServer\Users\username\My Documents
I'm confused about the steps from here.
What do I check in the "Computer Migration Wizard"? And do I have to do anything after rebooting the computer? Security Translation Wizard?
I did a test on one computer. After ADMT, BOTH domains were shown in the Log On To selection (as well as the computername). Great for now, but I'd like OldDomain to disappear eventually.
There were previously two user profiles on that computer. After migration, when I logged in to NewDomain as first user, it created a new profile for that user instead of reusing the existing profile. When I logged in to NewDomain as the second user, it properly reused the existing profile, but My Documents was not redirected. What do I do to fix that? And I need to know existing users are going to get their existing profiles before I start migrating real users.