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Windows 2000 Migration Tools

There are a number of utilities available from Microsoft and 3rd party vendors that can simplify your migration process. Here's a quick look at what's available and how they compare.

ADMT The Road to Migration
ADMT lets you easily restructure your domain and securely migrate your NT 4.0 environment to Win2K. Learn the basic ADMT migration steps, and discover the ADMT features that let you monitor your migration progress. Source: Windows 2000 Magazine (October 2000)

Domain Reconstruction Tools
Columnist Robert McIntosh discusses some of the tools you can use to make domain reconstruction easier. Source: Windows 2000 Magazine (November 2000)

How to Set Up ADMT for Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 Migration
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 260871 - You can use the Active Directory Migration tool (ADMT) to migrate users, groups, and computers from one domain to another. This article describes how to perform a migration from a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based domain to a Windows 2000-based domain. (updated 8/11/2000)

Implementing Win2000: Part 1
PC Week Labs evaluates Active Directory migration tools.

Migrating to Windows 2000 using ADMT
Migrating Windows NT to Active Directory isn't going to be easy. In the 90s, NT domains sprouted up like kudzu throughout many corporate networks and trust relationships multiplied. In addition to the technical issues of domain consolidation, naming conventions, and Domain Name Systems (DNS), you'll have the political issues of domain consolidation, naming conventions, and DNS. Source: Lucent Technologies

NT-to-Win2K Migration Tools
The Lab reviews four migration tools to determine which tool can best assist your organization through this complex process. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (August 2000)

The Active Directory Migration Tool
ADMT lets you incrementally set up an Active Directory and redo steps that don't go right the first time. Source: Windows 2000 Magazine (June 2000)

The Windows 2000 Support Tools
Learn about a set of tools that you can install from the Win2K CD-ROM that can help you plan your deployment, decipher error and event messages, and provide help on a variety of topics. Source: Windows 2000 Magazine (Feb 2000)

Windows 2000 Active Directory Migration Tool
The Active Directory Migration Tool provides an easy, secure, and fast way to migrate to Windows 2000 Active Directory service. As a system administrator, you can use this tool to diagnose any possible problems before starting migration operations to Windows 2000 Server Active Directory. You can then use the task-based wizard to migrate users, groups, and computers; set correct file permissions; and migrate Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes. The tool's reporting feature allows you to assess the impact of the migration, both before and after move operations.

Windows 2000 System Preparation Tool
The Windows 2000 System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) Version 1.1 enables administrators to prepare Windows 2000 System Images as part of an automated deployment. Sysprep 1.1 is an update to Sysprep 1.0 and adds the ability to reduce the number of images required in a deployment by supporting multiple mass storage controllers.

Upgrading corporate desktops to Win2K
A comparison of CA's Express Delivery vs. SMS
Source: PC Week Labs (March 27, 2000)


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