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Scheduling Your Migration

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Consider the impact of the migration on network bandwidth. The user state traverses the network as it is being moved to a temporary storage location on a network server and again when moved to the destination computer.

To minimize the impact of your migration on users and your network, follow these general guidelines:

  • Minimize the impact on the network while other people need to use it by scheduling migrations during off-peak hours.

  • Trying to move too many users at a time risks network collisions. Determine the optimal number of users to migrate at a time.

  • Minimize the use of network capacity by locating storage servers close to the clients (for example, on the same subnet).

  • Keep in mind the simple impact of migration on your normal flow of business. Work with the teams that you are migrating to ensure that the migration will not jeopardize any crucial projects. Determine whether teams need to be migrated as a group.

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