Verify Group Types
Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
ADMT changes global groups to universal groups when you migrate them from the source domain to the target domain. The change occurs automatically because global groups can only contain members of their own domain. Therefore, they cannot continue to be global groups when they are migrated to another domain until the group members are migrated. ADMT changes the universal groups back to global groups when the last member of the group is migrated to the target domain. Because universal groups replicate their membership to the global catalog, it is important to verify that the universal groups correctly changed back to global groups.
Use Active Directory Users and Computers to verify that universal groups migrated successfully. If you manually changed domain local groups into universal groups, make sure that you switch them back to domain local groups when all resources have been migrated.