RE: Exchange 2003 and integration of new Child domain

  • From: "Chris Wall" <Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 14:21:29 -0500

 

 

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From: Michael B. Smith [mailto:michael@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 1:32 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange 2003 and integration of new Child
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Ah! An important piece of information. If you need sidhistory, then yes,
I would use ADMT (3.0 though, not 2.0).

 

The script center at MS has bunches of examples of creating users and
linking to both A/D and WinNT domains. A great book is
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735618674/qid=1135189770/sr=8-4/ref=sr
_8_xs_ap_i4_xgl14/002-5637422-1443223?n=507846&s=books&v=glance

 

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From: Chris Wall [mailto:Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 12:53 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange 2003 and integration of new Child
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What about ADMT 2.0 for migrating the accounts?

 

There will be a small period of 'Co-existence' between the other domains
and the new child domain.  I assume that it ADMT will migrate the SID
history so that the user can access services/applications on both
networks until all apps have been moved to the new domain.

 

Can you point me to any scripts that can be used... If not, no biggie. 

 

Thanks,

 

Chris

 

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From: Michael B. Smith [mailto:michael@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 12:01 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange 2003 and integration of new Child
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I guess my opinion is: it depends.

 

What information do you want from the old networks? Just account names
and usernames?

 

If so, personally, I would write a script and not go through the hassle
of installing and configuring the other things.

 

Otherwise, it would depend on what I needed as to what tool I would use.

 

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From: Chris Wall [mailto:Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 10:57 AM
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Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 2003 and integration of new Child
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Hello all,

 

   Looking for some opinions here...

 

Brief description of network:

Currently, I have just completed the upgrade from Exchange 5.5 to
Exchange 2003 for our North America offices/domain.  Our setup is one
forest, with 3 child domains - all a part of the same exchange
organization.

 

Tasks upcoming:

Our EMEA divisions are all running separate domains (mixture of NT 4.0
and Win2000 AD and Linux).  There are approximately 7 separate domains,
all operating under their own namespace with various e-mail systems.

 

To bring our organization 'together', we are planning a hub in the
Netherlands that will be a child domain in our forest.  In this new
child domain, we will install an Exchange 2003 cluster that will be a
member of our organization.  They will continue to use their individual
domains (ex. @gk.nl, @gk.uk, @gk.ie) based on routing groups and
Recipient Policies.

 

We will NOT be upgrading existing systems or mail environments.  The
network will be strictly Windows 2003 AD. The users will start with new
mailboxes and their local IT staff will be responsible for archiving
e-mail content to PST files or use Exmerge where possible.

 

We plan to create OU's per country and delegate administrative rights
that way.

 

Once the new child domain is setup in the Netherlands, we can create
trusts to the existing domains so that we can use tools for migration.

 

My question:

What tool(s) do you recommend for importing/creating the user accounts
from the current domains into the new child domain?

My goal is to prevent having to create the accounts individually in
their respective OU's.

Should I use the Inter-organizational tools, ADC, mixture of both, or
something else?

 

Thanks for your opinions and expertise.

 

Chris Wall - MCSE + Messaging, MCSA
NAM Exchange Administrator

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