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Which tasks does the ADMT tool really do?

Honored Colleagues - this is not because I'm lazy but in approx. one hour I have to go to a meeting regarding a migration of users from one domain to another, forreign domain.
I have tried to read some of the documentation from Microsoftabout the ADMT.EXE but it is focusing on HOW you actually does it.

I need to figure this out ASAP!!! :-)

My problem is that I have never used this tool before :-)

Is it correct that you can copy user and computers accounts from one domain to another domain?  
Does the actual user names have to exists on the new server or does this come when you migrate them using ADMT?

What about their login scripts?

Can you reassign the old computers to the new domain automatically?

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Ohmit
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Ohmit
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Yes, that's true. ADMT can migrate users/groups/server/computers account from one domain into another. Those accounts cannot exist in the new domain. To preserve existing users SIDs, ADMT copy their SIDs and creates SID's history of an object

To use ADMT for migration in short time, you need to have a two-way forest trust between forests/domains

Regards,
Krzysztof
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OhmitAuthor Commented:
Hey Krzysztof - I love you man :-)
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Thank you for compliment ;)

Krzysztof
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OriNetworksCommented:
don't forget to use the password export service to make sure it brings overs the users passwords. It can make the migration a little more seamless.
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Hi,

do you need any other (more detailed) help or it's enough for you?

Krzysztof
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OhmitAuthor Commented:
Hi Krzysztof

I were in the meeting with the customer and we decided to go on with the process. I have hired another it guy with experience to do this for me but I would really appreciate if you had something I could read which is less complex than the official stuff from Microsoft :-)
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Hi Ohmit,

unfortunately, there is nothing much better than ADMT guide from MS, sorry (I know that is IT stuff but maybe it's good to have a link to the guides) :)

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=19188
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc974332%28WS.10%29.aspx

Sorry I could help you more :]

Krzysztof
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OhmitAuthor Commented:
I REALLY appreciate your help :-)
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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Thank you! :)

Krzysztof
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