Friday Mail Sack: It’s a Dog’s Life Edition

Hi folks, Ned here again with some possibly interesting, occasionally entertaining, and always unsolicited Friday mail sack. This week we talk some: DNS partition absence Controlling DCDIAG event messaging Inventorying SYSVOL replication architecture Weird WMI DFSR volume paths Tightening up your inactive user account queries More logon banner info Smart card logons working “too well“… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: Unintended Hilarity Edition

Hiya folks, Ned here again with another week’s questions, comments, and oddities. This time we’re talking: GPMC inconsistent permissions error ADMT multiple servers DFSR staging calculation performance USMT and MAX_PATH DFSR port 5722 on members Common AD support topics Other things Let’s get it. Question When we change security on our group policies using GPMC,… Read more

USMT and Invalid User Mapping

Hi folks, Ned here again. Today I discuss an insidious issue you can see with USMT when you have previously migrated computers between forests with ADMT. This scenario is rare enough that I didn’t bother with a KB article – not to mention it’s easier to explain with pictures and "wit". If you get into… Read more

Migrating Vista and Windows 7 profiles with ADMT 3.2

Ned here again with another ADMT post – this one’s a quickie. V2 profiles were introduced with Windows Vista to allow isolation between XP and newer operating systems. If you haven’t done so already, make sure to review Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide; it was written by our very own Mike Stephens. If you… Read more

ADMT 3.2: Common Installation Issues

Hello folks, Ned here again. ADMT 3.2 was released a few weeks ago and we have a decent understanding of common installation issues that you might run into. Hopefully this helps you unblock or prevents you from blocking in the first place someday. One of these is headed to a KB near you as it’s… Read more

Friday Mail Sack: 1970’s Conversion Van Edition

Hello folks, Ned here again with another ridiculously overdue Friday Mail Sack. This week we talk about patching, admin rights, Kerberos, hiring, ADMT, and PKI. Next week we talk about… nothing. I will be out celebrating an Important Wife Birthday™ and unless Jonathan takes pity on you, there will be crickets. So bother him A… Read more

ADMT 3.2 released

Come and get it. Especially you commenters that liked to swear at me anonymously :-). Besides now supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 and fixing some bugs, this version now supports Managed Service Accounts. Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2 – download here.ADMT 3.2 Migration Guide (DOC) – download here System Requirements Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server… Read more

Migrated Users Get Prompted To Change Password at First Logon Even After Migrating Their Password with the PES

Hello all, Jason (J4) here again. I recently experienced an issue with ADMT and the Password Export Service (PES) tool that I wanted to quickly bring to everyone’s attention. The new revision of the ‘ADMT v3.2 Migration Guide’ will include an update to the documentation, but wanting to post here as it’s also something relevant… Read more

Using ADMT 3.1 to migrate to Windows Server 2008 R2 domains

UPDATE June 19 2010 – stop reading and go here, we released ADMT 3.2: =============== Hi all, Ned here again. Microsoft is still working on ADMT 3.2, which can be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 servers for migrations. There’s no estimated date for this new tool yet. In the meantime, we have tested… Read more

ADMT, RODC’s, and Error 800704f1

Hello all, Jason here again. With this blog post, I just wanted to bring an ADMT issue to the masses’ attention, as I’ve experienced it multiple times within just the last couple of months. There’s an issue when attempting to migrate computer account objects into a Windows 2008 domain that had been prepared for a… Read more