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Migration Manager for Active Directory

Migrate & Restructure Active Directory with ZeroIMPACT

The Active Directory and file server migration solution from Dell Software includes Migration Manager for Active Directory® with Dell™ Secure Copy to ensure a successful migration and consolidation project. Migration Manager for Active Directory and File Servers allows you to efficiently merge and restructure Active Directory while ensuring true coexistence between migrated and unmigrated users. Migration Manager not only empowers you to efficiently migrate and restructure Active Directory, it also ensures that migrated and unmigrated users retain secure access to critical server resources when data is moved.

Migration Manager simplifies the migration process and integrates workflow—from pre-migration analysis through setup, object migration, resource updating and post-migration cleanup. Whether your organization is restructuring to meet specific security regulations or undergoing an acquisition or merger, Migration Manager ensures a ZeroIMPACT migration.

Features

Migration Manager for Active Directory and File Servers includes:

  • ZeroIMPACT  migration – Restructure your Active Directory and file servers during business hours, reducing the administrator’s workload with no adverse effect on user productivity.
  • Coexistence throughout the AD migration – Maintain seamless user access to all network resources, such as servers and printers, regardless of their migration status.
  • Seamless and secure access to  server data – Seamlessly migrate files, folders, shares, printers and NTFS security quickly and easily to file servers or NAS/SAN devices so your domain stays secure and manageable after an Active Directory restructuring.  
  • Secure execution – Increase the security and reliability of your project by taking advantage of a “test mode” to verify the accuracy and security of your migration plan. Then optimize your post-migration environment, preserving passwords and removing source accounts and related references.
  • Flexible, comprehensive management – Take advantage of a robust set of management features, from pre-migration planning and analysis to updating permissions. Control any migration scenario, from Active Directory “pruning and grafting” to a complete restructuring of your entire domain.
  • Automated, parallel processing – Automate migration and enable parallel processing to save valuable time and ensure that your network has zero downtime.
  • Automated updates – Save time and reduce risk by automatically updating permissions and resources, including Active Directory, SharePoint®, Exchange, Internet Information Services (IIS), file and print servers, SQL Server®, cluster servers and the System Management Server (SMS) from Microsoft. You can also update NTFS security, shares and more.
  • Flexible synchronization – Synchronize Active Directory objects between source and target in the manner and timing that best suits your organization.  
  • Comprehensive management tools – Manage your migration with confidence with a robust project management interface, advanced delegation capabilities, numerous reporting options and granular “undo” functionality.
  • Mirrored test environment – Easily mirror a production Active Directory and file server environment to ensure that your testing processes are effective and safe and do not affect your production environment.

Sys Reqs

Migration Manager Console

Platform:

One of the following (Intel x86, AMD 64, or Intel EM64T)

Memory:

1 GB or more

Hard Disk Space:

Minimum 300 MB

Operating System:

One of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or higher (x86 edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or higher (x64 edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or higher (x64 edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher (x86 edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher (x64 edition)

Additional software:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

Version 6.5.8190.0 or later of Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1.

Domain Controllers (Source and Target)

Platform:

One of the following (Intel x86, AMD 64, or Intel EM64T)

Operating System:

One of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or higher (x86 edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or higher (x64 edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or higher (x86 edition, including Server Core)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 or higher (x64 edition, including Server Core)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or higher (x64 edition, including Server Core)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (x64 edition, including Server Core) – as migration destination only


Language Supported:

  • US English

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Source Synch Options

Source Synch Options

Source objects from the source containers will be synchronized with the corresponding target objects.

Target Synch Options

Target Synch Options

Target objects from the selected target containers will be synchronized with the corresponding source objects.

Security Settings

Security Settings

Set Security Settings and how access permissions and other security settings should be handled during synchronization.

Migration processing

Migration processing

Migrates Active Directory objects.

Synch schedule options

Synch schedule options

End users can continue working, totally unaware of the migration project, ensuring business continuity. And Migration Manager eliminates the need for migration-related tasks after business.

Advance Synch Option

Advance Synch Option

Specify the custom add-in to be used during synchronization and whether the object deletions should be synchronized.

Portal Synch View

Portal Synch View

With its test mode, project management interface, reporting options and granular “undo”, the project team can completely control and get up-to-the minute status on the project.

Resource updating progress

Resource updating progress

Users are able to access all network resources, such as servers and printers, regardless of their migration status. Solution delivers complete coexistence, helping to ensure a seamless migration process and decrease help desk calls both during and after the migration.

Undo Options

Undo Options

Undo the migration changes for all the migrated objects or granularly select the problem objects and reverts changes for them.

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