What are the requirements to migrate from one Microsoft Windows NT domain to another? (NETIQKB5959)

  • 7705959
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 14-Jan-2008

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What are the requirements to migrate from one Microsoft Windows NT domain to another?

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Domain Migration Administrator 7.1

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Domain Migration Administrator allows you to migrate Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 domains.  This solution has several requirements, based on the products you will use.

Domain Migrator Requirements

Domain Migrator has the following requirements:

·    Windows 2000.  Install Domain Migrator on a Windows 2000 computer with a Pentium II or later processor (CPU).  To update SID History during the migration process, you must install Domain Migrator on a Windows 2000 domain controller in the target domain.

·    Hard disk requirements depend on the number and size of the objects you migrate at one time.  You should run the Domain Migrator on a computer with at least 100MB of available disk space.  Domain Migrator uses the disk space for log files during the migration process.

·    Memory requirements depend on the number of user accounts, groups, and computer accounts you migrate at one time.  You should run Domain Migrator on a computer with at least 128MB of RAM (256MB recommended).  The minimum amount of available memory required is 10MB plus 4KB for each account to be migrated.

·    To perform data modeling in migration projects, you must install Access 2000.  The installation kit provides the runtime version of Access 2000.

·    To translate Exchange security, you must install Microsoft Exchange Administrator on the computer where you run Domain Migrator.

·    To translate Exchange security<.
/SPAN>, Domain Migrator requires Exchange Server 5.5 or later and LDAP must be enabled on the Exchange server.  The account credentials you specify during the translation process must be a Permissions Admin in each Exchange site where you want to translate security.

·    The user account you log on with when you run Domain Migrator must have the following permissions:

-   Administrator rights in the source domain (member of Domain Admins)

-   Administrator rights in the target domain

-   Administrator rights on each computer you migrate

-   Administrator rights on each computer on which you translate security or service accounts

-   Administrator rights on each computer where Domain Migrator must install an agent to perform the migration tasks

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To perform an intraforest migration to the domain located at the root of the forest, your user account must be a member of the Enterprise Administrator group in that forest.

To update SID History information, auditing for account management (success and failure events) must be enabled in the source and target domains.  In Windows NT, account management is referred to as user and group management.

 

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Please note that this information can also be obtained from Chapter 2 of the DMA & SC User Guide.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB5959