[ExchangeList] Re: Migrating AD users from offsite server to new server

  • From: "Greg Lara" <glara@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 12:48:28 -0400

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-------------------------------------------------------I've had good luck with 
the Microsoft AD user migration tools in a
similar situation; the only difference was that both servers were
onsite. If you have sufficient connectivity and access to the remote
server you can start with that. You'll need administrator access to that
server. You can also look at using the ldifde or csvdfe utilities to
export and import the user data, but that would be a more tedious
process.


Greg Lara


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-------------------------------------------------------yes that is
exacly what I want to do here is some more info:

> Anyway, why don't you write more about your environment:
> - Do these 1000 users have an AD account at the new onsite server you
have?
as explained the new environment has no users setup (thats why my poist
is called migrating AD users) :-)

> - Do you have domain admin privileges at the hosted server? If so, 
> that's good since now you can migrate the AD users from the hosted 
> site over with their password to the new onsite server, and followed 
> by Exchange migration.
yes administrator at both sites


> Another problem for you will be the domain name. Will your onsite 
> server and the hosted site use the same domain eg: @company.com or 
> will they use different domain?
> If they use different domain, then things will be a lot easier as you 
> can create contact as a temporary measure for the users who haven't 
> been migrated to your new system (unless you can migrate 1000 users 
> and go to their computers to re-setup their Outlook profiles) in one 
> night.

I can create whatever domain I like.. the new site is not yet setup.
The point is I want to plan a way either through migration tools or
otherwise to take the AD users and recreate them at the new site..
Exchange data migration can come after that.


> Lastly, how big is the budget for this project? If you have at least 
> around $40,000 to dump, you can try to use Quest Migrator for 
> Exchange. Bear in mind eventhough Quest Migrator for Exchange and AD 
> will cost I think about $60 per migrated user, they will NOT sell you 
> their software unless you can pay them I think at least $30,000.
> Even if you only want to migrate 100 users (should only cost you
> $6,000) they will say no, as they will insist that their consultants 
> must come onsite to analyze your environment.

well I dont think its going to be 40K budget so I think this software is
out of the question.  But any other suggestions would be great
(migration tools user creation tools, AD backup and recovery tools that
will work in this situation
etc..)

> On 5/9/06, exchange@xxxxxxxxxxxx <exchange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > http://www.msexchange.org
> > -------------------------------------------------------Hi,
> >
> > I have a situation where an exchange server and AD are running on a 
> > hosted server somwhere in the states with about 1000 users in the 
> > AD.  I now have
> a
> > new server onsite with a different domain name and was wondering if 
> > anyone
> has
> > any suggestion on how to move the 1000 users from the old AD to the 
> > new one
> (I
> > am pretty sure a backup and restore of AD will not work in this
> situation).
> >
> > thanks alot,
> >
> >
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