Migration Manager for Active Directory (QMM/AD) – version 8.10 is available with Windows 2012 Domain Controller support

Dell published the version 8.10 of the migration software Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory. The new release 8.10 will allow using Windows 2012 domains and domain controllers in Inter-Forest migration projects as migration target infrastructure.

  • Migrate objects to Windows 2012 Active Directory
  • Synchronize objects with Windows 2012 Active Directory in both directions
  • Synchronize passwords with Windows 2012 Active Directory
  • Migrate SID-History to Windows 2012 Active Directory
  • Migrate computers to Windows 2012 Active Directory

However, there is one limitation to mention at this point: Windows 2012’s breaking feature Dynamic Access Control (DAC) is not supported when trying to migrate from a non DAC to DAC permission model or from DAC to DAC.

(Source: Quest Migration Manager 8.10 Release Notes, last revised 5/7/2013)

5 thoughts on “Migration Manager for Active Directory (QMM/AD) – version 8.10 is available with Windows 2012 Domain Controller support

  1. Hello Robert,

    I hope you can answer the following question for me it would be greatly appreciated. In my lab environment I have a source and target domain. When users are cloned from source to target, the security descriptor of the user accounts, the Source\Domain Admins Group shows up instead of the Target\Domain Admins Group. When I create a user account in the target via ADUC, the security descriptor indicates the correct Target\Domain Admins Group in this respect. I have even gone to the lengths of breaking the trust and hoping the Target\Domain Admins Group would magically appear but it does not, the ObjectSid of the Source\Domain Admins Group shows instead.

    Source and Target are both 2008 r2

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated,
    Eric

    1. Hi Eric,
      from Quest Migration Manager I know that you can select how the security descriptor of the object to migrate should be handled.
      You can choose between copy, merge and replace.
      Copy will transfer the security descriptor to target object, replace will clean and apply OU security settings to the migrated object in target Domain and merge will combine both security settings (source security descriptor and security settings inherited from target OU). It looks like you are running a “copy mode”.
      Hope that helps.
      Robert

      1. Hi Robert,

        I was afraid you would say that. I am actually running it in “Merge mode”. I have even asked PSO and they came back and said the same thing as you. I will open an incident and report back the findings.

        Eric

  2. Hi ,
    we are planning the AD migration using QMM 8.10,
    The migration source and target is located in ASIA and EMEA respectively.
    I would like to synch source Directory Synch over 10 mbps WAN link from ASIA to EMEA servers.
    Is there will be any issues network bandwidth issue for Directory synch ?

    How can I perform Directory and Free /busy synch for 13000 mailbox’s over 10 mbps WAN link ?

    Please let me know if you have any experience or share your experience.

    regards
    Kedar

    1. Hi Kedar,
      can you give more insights into your Setup? Versions of AD and Exchange, source and target, how many Domains, how many AD objects to sync?
      Graphics welcome.

      Thanks

      Robert

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