I am looking for a good Active Directoy tool to help migrate user's Home drives and possibly Profiles from one File Server to the next in the forest (diiferent domain) and the tool should be able to set permissions on the new home drives and point sthe users home folder to the new location.

I am doing this in bulk, so a bulk tool that generates report will be great!


File Server Migration Tool from Microsoft should do the job (link)

  • Does this tool have to be installed on the server? – user56711 Oct 12 '10 at 12:53
  • Reading the whitepaper, it doesn't look like the toolkit has to be installed on either server - just a server, and has to be run using an account that is a local admin on both source and target servers. – mfinni Oct 12 '10 at 13:37
  • It also appears that it will not change anything in their AD accounts, but if you migrate the server name or mess around with DFS, you might not need to do that. Otherwise, you can just script something with a BAT script with dsmod, that's what I've done in the past. – mfinni Oct 12 '10 at 13:38
  • i assumed that user SIDs were not being messed with (you say you have another domain), you can install this on any server and it's typically used to migrate shares (and permissions to those shares). – BoyMars Oct 12 '10 at 14:07
  • Is DFS a must or can it operate without DFS? – user56711 Oct 12 '10 at 15:20

Rolling something in powershell should only be a dozen or so lines of code for something like this.

  • Any sample to help? – user56711 Oct 12 '10 at 12:07

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