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Domain Migration/Administration for the College Agricultural Sciences. Chad Beam Systems Administrator email@example.com 863-2514. Objectives. Migrate all AG users and services to a new Forest before July 1, 2006 Provide a Seamless and Transparent migration process (as much as possible!!!)
Domain Migration/Administration for theCollege Agricultural Sciences Chad Beam Systems Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org 863-2514
Objectives • Migrate all AG users and services to a new Forest before July 1, 2006 • Provide a Seamless and Transparent migration process (as much as possible!!!) • Centrally manage Exchange and Domain user accounts • Users continue to logon with PSU account • Improve Fault tolerance for key services ie. Exchange, SQL, Web, Data. • Improve Administration through the implementation of Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM).
Current Domain Environment • AGSCI domain is a Child domain of WIN • Approx. 1200 users faculty and Staff – (1800 future growth) • Approx. 2200 workstations • 82 Servers - 47 Remote Servers, 35 at UP • 75 Sites (67 County Extension offices, Research and UP buildings)
New Domain Environment • AG.PSU.EDU Forest • Production Servers located in Co-Location Center • Direct trust to the K5 realm, dce.psu.edu. • Dell CX500 SAN - File and Exchange clusters. • 82 Servers - 47 Remote Servers, 35 UP Co-Lo and Ag Admin Bldg • 75 Sites (67 County Extension offices, Research and UP buildings)
User State Migration Tool USMT 2.6.1 What is USMT? … A customizable command line tool that automates the migrations of single or multiple user settings to different platforms. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/cits/dsd/standard/UserState_5.mspx Migrated settings: • Internet Explorer settings • Outlook Express settings and store • Outlook settings and store • Dial-Up connections • Phone and modem options • Accessibility • Screen saver selection • Fonts • Folder options • Taskbar settings • Mouse and keyboard settings • Sounds settings • Regional options • Office settings • Network drives and printers • Desktop folder • My Documents folder • My Pictures folder • Favorites folder • Cookies folder • Common Office file types
USMT Implementation • Capture the users AGSCI profile settings noted above, the night of the migration and store locally. • Use USMT to map the AGSCI profile to AG.PSU.EDU
Active Directory Migration Tool ADMT 2.0 What is ADMT? … It can be used to migrate users, computers, and security groups from one domain to another. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/admt.mspx
ADMT Implementation • Computer Migration Wizard: Migrate computer accounts to the appropriate OU in the AG domain. • Group Account Migration Wizard: Migrate security groups in the AGSCI domain to the AG domain
Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Merge Program(Exmerge.exe) • What is Exmerge? …Enables an Exchange Server administrator to extract data from mailboxes on an Exchange Server computer and then merge this data into the same mailboxes on another computer that is running Exchange Server. • http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q174197
Exmerge.exe Implementation • Two Step Mode: Copy data from the source server (single server) into personal folder (PST) files and then merges the data in the personal folders into the mailboxes on the destination server (Exchange Cluster) • NOTE: It does not support Inbox Rules, forms, and Schedule+ data. Exmerge.exe merges Outlook Calendars and Contacts.
Microsoft Operations ManagerMOM 2005 • What is MOM? ... MOM 2005 provides comprehensive event and performance management, proactive monitoring and alerting, reporting and trend analysis, and system and application specific knowledge and tasks to improve the manageability of Windows-based servers and applications. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/mom/mom2005/Library/ed4712c6-96b5-4241-a2b5-0dfaed30619c.mspx?mfr=true
MOM Implementation • 2 MOM Servers • Primary server monitors 35 UP servers • Secondary server monitors 47 remote County servers • Migrate security groups in the AGSCI domain to the AG domain • Management packs: Exchange, SMS, DHCP, WEB, IIS, SQL, DELL OM, Active Directory, Server Cluster, SharePoint.
Resources • USMT 2.6.1: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/cits/dsd/standard/UserState_5.mspx • ADMT 2.0: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/admt.mspx • MOM 2005: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/mom/mom2005/Library/ed4712c6-96b5-4241-a2b5-0dfaed30619c.mspx?mfr=true • Exmerge.exe (ExchangeMailbox Migration): http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q174197