White paper

Best Practices for an Active Directory Migration

An Active Directory migration can be complex and difficult. The goal for most organizations is to provide seamless access to data and services for all users during and after the migration and minimize the impact of the migration on the production environment.

To begin your migration, you need to understand your source environment at both the domain level and the object level so you can make good decisions about your migration process and minimize the data you have to migrate. Then you need to migrate your servers, resources, and permissions from the source domain to the target domain. This process usually takes weeks or months, during which you must keep the source and target environments in sync. Some migration scenarios—such as migrating multiple
domains into a single domain, migrating complex site topology structures, or migrating domains that can’t have trusts established—add even more complexity to the migration project.

This white paper details the major challenges of Active Directory migrations and explains how choosing the right migration tools can help speed your migration and help ensure its success.