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How can I move our user accounts from one domain to another without losing the users' mailbox data?

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How can I move our user accounts from one domain to ano... - 24.Aug.2007 2:58:13 PM   
dodsondr

 

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We have one domain called xxx.local and I just created another domain called xxx.net.
How can I move our user accounts from xxx.local to xxx.net without losing the users' mailbox data, permissions, and account information?
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RE: How can I move our user accounts from one domain to... - 27.Aug.2007 2:01:52 AM   
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I guess ADMT should

How to use Active Directory Migration Tool version 2 to migrate from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326480

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RE: How can I move our user accounts from one domain to... - 27.Aug.2007 9:43:14 AM   
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Why you need to move user to other Domain?  If you just want to change Domain name, you can use Microsoft "Domain Rename" tool to change Domain name (assume the existing Domain is Windows 2003).  If you want to upgrade hardware, you can promote a new server to additional Domain Controller and transfer FSMO to new DC.  It can retain user information, permissions and mailbox etc.  It's easy than ADMT.  Except you need to move user to other company.

Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Rename Tools:-
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb405948.aspx

How to view and transfer FSMO roles in Windows Server 2003:-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801

Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller:-
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

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RE: How can I move our user accounts from one domain to... - 28.Aug.2007 9:25:39 AM   
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We are creating another domain to separate one of our departments as its own entity. They have their own DC, exchange server, application server, sql server, etc.  The xxx.local and xxx.net domains are both Windows Server 2003.
Both domains have exchange 2007 servers.  The department consists of only 30 to 35 users.  What would be the best tool to use?

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RE: How can I move our user accounts from one domain to... - 3.Sep.2007 1:24:13 AM   
Elan Shudnow

 

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Follow this guide for moving mailboxes across a forest.  It also talks about using ADMT to move users/groups/etc...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997145.aspx

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