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General Chat Thread, Ive finally done it!!!! .... Were free :) in General; muhahahahahaha Finally I have removed the classlink 7 network from our school and replaced it with a vanilla server 2003 ...
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    Exclamation Ive finally done it!!!! .... Were free :)

    muhahahahahaha

    Finally I have removed the classlink 7 network from our school and replaced it with a vanilla server 2003 enviroment, I can feel the life flowing back into me already!!! no more technical support calls that end with "sorry we cant tell you how to do that, thats customisation!)

    Good riddance Viglen! Your useless




    *Rant Mode Off*

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    we should have quote boxes that are a different colour for rants.

    When migrating domains the worst thing is putting clients on the new domain, how many did you have to do?

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    400 ish ....

    but with Microsoft's latest migration tool as long as the computer is turned on and has the correct settings (ie firewall turned off etc) you can get it to migrate automatically with an agent

    Its a wonderful sight when it works

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    Microsoft's latest migration tool
    What is that called please?

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    Hi

    The tool your looking for is call the Active Directory Migration tool 3.0 (ADMT 3.0)

    ADMT Manual Download

    and the tool is here:

    ADMT 3.0 Tool

    I hope this helps, it has the ability to migrate user accounts (with passwords), migrate computer accounts (automatically) and migrate security groups (always a bonus!)



    Let me know if this is what your looking for

    John

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    I used ADMT before with mixed success... I found myself manually doing a lot of machines for one reason or another - but if you're lucky, yes it can take the bulk of the work away.

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    ADMT 3.1 the upgrade

    Just thought you might like to know that there was an upgrade

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    what about putting the machines on the domain? Do you have to visit each one?

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    nope, as long as the agent works as it should and the machine has the firewall switched off and the correct cress it should move the computer to the new domain and join it as well

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    Congrats on moving away to a vanilla network, its definitely the way to go these days.

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    I'm looking at moving to a vanilla domain but would miss lanranger and cant seem to find anything out there to replace it.

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    Ah !! I'm on the edge of this same success!

    Goodby classlink hello Vanilla 2003!!!

    Just a handfull of laptops to go and the ceremonial burning will commence...

    Just wont be able to get rid of these horrable slow Incepta II PC's this year though!!!


    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGSTech View Post
    Ah !! I'm on the edge of this same success!

    Goodby classlink hello Vanilla 2003!!!

    Just a handfull of laptops to go and the ceremonial burning will commence...

    Just wont be able to get rid of these horrable slow Incepta II PC's this year though!!!


    Steve
    Chuck a terminal server in and make them thin client.

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