Windows Server 2008 R2 was released on October 22nd 2009. With a slew of new Active Directory features, the newest incarnation of Windows Server was appealing to many customers. But not to some customers. One thing that stood in their way was the inability to restructure Active Directory domains and forests. Much needed functionality in their line of business, where mergers, acquisitions and divestitures occur often or even are their line of business.
The challenge was no suitable version of the Active Directory Migration Toolkit (ADMT) was available to support some of these scenarios. ADMT 3.1 does not support installation on Windows Server 2008 R2 or an Active Directory domain containing Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller as its source domain.
Now, almost a year after Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM’ed and a little over a year since Microsoft acknowledged the problem, an appropriate version of the Active Directory Migration Tool is available: version 3.2 supports Windows Server 2008 R2 in all scenarios.
Download ADMT version 3.2 here.
It’s available in English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.
The 263-page Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) Guide: Migrating and Restructuring Active Directory Domains for use with version 3.2 is available here. It’s available in the same languages as mentioned above.