Migrating Existing NT4 Domains to a New Windows Server 2003 Forest

In many instances, it might be more ideal to simply abandon a badly designed or inefficient NT domain structure and migrate the accounts into a new Active Directory forest. This process can be streamlined through the use of a tool included on the Windows Server 2003 CD: Microsoft Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) 2.0 (ADMT v2).

By installing and configuring a new Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain with pre–Windows 2000 permissions and creating a domain trust between source and target domains, the ADMT can then be used to migrate any Windows NT4 security principle to Active Directory Domains and Organizational Units. By using this tool, organizations can then migrate ...

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