What are some of the general Gotchas or Helpful Hints one might want to know when migrating Computer (NETIQKB1138)

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  • 02-Feb-2007
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What are some of the general Gotchas or Helpful Hints one might want to know when migrating Computer accounts and Translating Security with NetIQ's Domain Migration Administrator (DMA) tool?

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When migrating computer accounts:

  • Dispatching an agent to the computers you wish to migrate is a large part of the Domain Migration Administrator (DMA) process for migrating machines.  How can you verify what DMA is doing here? See Knowledge Base article:
    • NETIQKB1207: What are the requirements for agents and how do they work?
  • From which Domain Controller is DMA drawing its information? See Knowledge Base article:
    • NETIQKB925: Which Domain Controller does Domain Migration Administrator (DMA) enumerate and pull the information from when doing a migration?
  • In the computer migration wizard, you must specify another set of credentials, why? See Knowledge Base article:
    • NETIQKB2057: During a computer migration, why do I have to provide an account?
  • You should migrate computers in a separate project from users and groups, why? See Knowledge Base article:
    • NETIQKB1063: When translating security, why can I not find the accounts I migrated in the Security Account Selection screen?

When translating security:

  1. On Files and Folders
    • Is there a difference between translating security for accounts that do have the SID History attribute verses those that don't? See Knowledge Base article:
      • NETIQKB860: What is the difference between Security Translation and Security Translation for Accounts with SID History and requirements?
    • How can I get DMA to automatically populate the object selection screen with only those computers that require security translation based on users I migrated? See Knowledge Base article:
      • NETIQKB1089: How do I automatically select only those machines with resources that need security translation for the selected users?
    • What about translating security for accounts that I've already migrated, and don't have a record of them--they don't appear in the Migrated Objects table (I.e. I just uninstalled and reinstalled DMA after a user migration, or I installed DMA on a different console machine after a user migration, or I deleted the Migrated Objects table somehow)? Please see Knowledge Base article:
      • NETIQKB2144: How can one translate security for non-migrated accounts by pre-populating the Migrated Objects table?
  2. On User Profiles
    • What are some of the potential pitfalls I could hit during a user profile security translation? Please see Knowledge Base article:
      • NETIQKB893: What are the requirements, situations, and common errors for translating security on a user profile through DMA?
      • NETIQKB9243: Security is not translated on the user profile when migrating Windows XP computers with Domain Migration Administrator.
  3. On Mailboxes
    • What about translating security for users' mailboxes, what might be important for me to know when going about that specific task? Please see Knowledge Base article:
      • NETIQKB2139: How does DMA translate security for Microsoft Exchange 5.5 mailboxes, and what are the requirements?
    • What about migrating multiple ownership or delegated powers, does DMA do that when translating security on mailboxes? Please see Knowledge Base article:
      • NETIQKB1490: Can DMA migrate the following properties for mailboxes: multiple ownership of the mailbox and multiple accounts that have delegated powers to another user's mailbox?
>PLEASE NOTE: To read more about general Gotchas or Helpful Hints when migrating User, Group, and Service accounts, please refer to the following NetIQ Knowledge Base article:
  • NETIQKB1181: What are some of the general Gotchas or Helpful Hints one might want to know when migrating User, Group, and Service accounts with NetIQ's DMA tool?
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