AD OU migration

Dear experts thanks in advance.

Mu Organization asked me to do the below task.

We have single forest called with windows 2008R2 installed. Need to create a new forest called with windows 2012 and move Ous from windows 2008 to new forest. How would I start the work.

Please guise me...
JJ KRWindows System administratorAsked:
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Honestly now I have worked for a few companies that were in a serious state IT wise when I started there this reminds me of one, why would we create a new forest?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Ous from windows 2008 to new forest.
Moving OU's between forest is not possible. You will only be able to migrate the following...
- user accounts
- computer objects
- groups
- contacts

See the below link for details

Also you do not have to create a new forest just create a new UPN Suffix. If you want to go to 2012 you can upgrade within the forest as well.

JJ KRWindows System administratorAuthor Commented:
Dear all sorry and apologize  Please find the exact scenario .
 we have a domain called  and organization wants to export all the users accounts inside a particular OU and import it to a new forest called . please suggests
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You would stand up a new AD Forest, setup DNS and a Forest Trust between the forests and then use ADMT to migrate Users to the other forest.

ADMT Download

JJ KRWindows System administratorAuthor Commented:
Please provide me a whole procedure from scratch .
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Will is the man :) bowing out.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
All of the steps? What you are asking is a vary involved process and i think it would be out of the scope for EE based on the number of steps. If you are not familiar with the steps this might be something that you get a consultant to do.

However i did find a complete ADMT step by step guide. I have not gone over this in detail but from what i can see it looks good.


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