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)

Dell Quest Migration Tools: Readiness for Windows Server 2012 and Exchange 2013

Actually we can see a good market response to the new Microsoft Server flagships, Windows Server 2012 and Exchange 2013.
Migration projects are still ahead and probably will not die in 2013.

The following table shows the readiness of the Quest migration tool suite  and answers the question whether the tool can be installed on a Windows Server 2012, whether it can migrate Active Directory to Windows 2012 and mail systems to Exchange 2013.

Microsoft did not release a new version of ADMT yet (the most actual version is still 3.2), that is fully compliant with Windows 2012 functional mode domains, nor can you install ADMT 3.2 on a Windows Server 2012 member server. Actually, a migration from a Windows 2008 R2 domain to a Windows 2012 domain with 2012 functional level can neither be achieved by using the native tool (ADMT) nor Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory.

Active Directory Product Version Tool installation on Windows Server 2012? Can backup/restore AD data on Windows Server 2012 DCs? OR Can migrate data to Windows 2012 DCs?
Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition 8.2.1 yes yes
Recovery Manager for Active Directory 8.2.1 yes yes
Migration Manager for Active Directory 8.9 No no
       
Migration Product Version Tool installation on Windows Server 2012? Can migrate data to Exchange 2013? Office 365?
Migration Manager for Exchange 8.9 no no/yes
Migration Manager for Exchange IntraOrg Edition 1.0.1 no yes
Notes Migrator for Exchange 4.6.1 no (no Windows 8 admin workstation) yes/yes
Coexistence Manager for Notes 3.4 no yes/yes
Groupwise Migrator for Exchange 4.2 no (no Windows 8 admin workstation) yes/yes