Tech Brief

Active Directory and File Server Migrations

Whether you are performing Active Directory consolidation as a result of a merger or acquisition, or just going through a domain restructuring, it is important to understand the challenges that lie ahead. Often organizations do not realize the importance of migrating the file server data (files, shares, NTFS security and so on) that resides on their legacy servers as part of an Active Directory (AD) consolidation project, but it is essential to a successful migration. Unfortunately, only limited native tools are available to help, so file server migration can be difficult or even impossible, putting the project at risk.

This tech brief explains why an organization taking on an AD consolidation project should plan for the migration of file server data, and how Dell™ Migration Manager for Active Directory® and Dell™ Secure Copy can help ensure success.