Planning to Restructure Active Directory Domains Between Forests
Updated: September 29, 2013
Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Applies to: Active Directory Migration Tool 3.2 (ADMT 3.2)
Completing the necessary planning tasks before you begin your migration helps ensure that users can continue to log on to the network and access resources during the migration. Planning your domain restructure involves the following:
Determining your account migration process
Assigning object locations and roles
Developing a test plan
Creating a rollback plan for use if the migration fails
Managing users, groups, and user profiles
Creating an end-user communication plan
To prepare for the restructuring process, the Active Directory deployment team must obtain the necessary design information from the Active Directory design team.
The following illustration shows the steps involved in planning to restructure Active Directory domains between forests.