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SBS03 to 08 - Different Domain Name - How to use ADMT

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Hi,
Im midway through a fresh installation of SBS 2011. I was planning to manually migrate about 10 user accounts to the new domain.

Will the ADMT utility do anything for me? Will it save me from migrating the individual user profiles on each PC?

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MHDI
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or here, with screenshots, if you don't like microsoft documentation

http://demazter.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/migrate-small-business-server-2003-to-small-business-server-2011/

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Only the first link was relevant. The other two where migrating using the same domain.

Article 1 shows that even if I use ADMT I will still need to migrate the user profiles on each PC manually. Therefore its not really any help.

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You have to disjoin the workstations from the old domain and rejoin the new domain regardless. When doing so if you use Profwiz, it will move* the existing profiles to the new domain for you.

* It doesn't actually move or copy the profile but rather changes the permissions to make it fully compatible with the new domain:
http://blog.lan-tech.ca/2011/05/19/sbs-and-profwiz/
Thee article demonstrates using the GUI but the paid version allows scripting the migration if you would prefer to go that route. Profwiz (free) comes with all the detailed documentation of the capabilities of the app.

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