Solved Domain Server 2003 migration to an existing 2003 domain

July 12, 2012 at 16:41:25
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, my company has sold part of its business i need to to migration. I need to migrate Users, Workstations, File server data, Exchange 2003 mailboxes

Whats the best way for me to do this

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July 13, 2012 at 07:20:57
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A quick google search of "windows 2003 migration tools" yielded the following:

As for the how of it, that information should be as easy to find as the tools. Remember, google is your friend

How you accomplish the task will depend on a number of variables you didn't include in your question. Not that anybody here could spoonfeed you a step-by-step guide. I for one haven't migrated data that way and haven't worked as a domain admin in years. But even if I had, each situation is going to be different and will require careful preparation.

Were it me faced with this task I would do a lot of research and reading in preparation. I would carefully list out the things I need to do. I would make a copy of the server containing the data and in a lab situation, I would go through the process keeping careful notes of each step.

Labbing things out allows you to make mistakes, find the quirks, bugs and problems in a safe environment. Then when you're sure you have the entire process mapped, you can proceed from the lab to doing it on a production server. I would go through the process as many times as I need to to ensure I was able to migrate all the necessary data without any loss or issues.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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