Software and Hardware Upgrades
If you would like to migrate existing software to newer hardware or upgrade existing software for additional features, you can rely on NetCal to make it smooth and seamless. If necessary, we can loan available hardware so downtime is minimized. We could take a snapshot of your server and directly migrate to new hardware using our Imaging software. Lastly, our experience allows us to know the pitfalls to avoid make sure your new configuration is running efficiently. We also can work during off hours to minimize user impact.
We are confident that our expertise in many different software applications and platforms allow us to get the job done correctly. Click on the Sales Information Request form to have our Sales Engineer team contact you!
Active Directory Migration::
The Active Directory directory service is used in server operating system environments to manage networks comprising Microsoft Windows clients, Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 servers and domain controllers, and Windows-compatible applications and services. There are many benefits to deploying Active Directory, including centralized management, scalability, and the ability to easily delegate administrative authority.
Some of the tools that are available to help you install and manage Active Directory include the following:
- The Active Directory Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe), which is used to install Active Directory
- The Active Directory Preparation Tool (Adprep.exe), which is used to prepare an existing Active Directory environment for a newer version of the directory service
- The Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT), which is used to restructure Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 or Active Directory domains
- The domain rename tools (Rendom.exe and Gpfixup.exe), which are used to rename and restructure domains and adjust Group Policy settings to accommodate the new structure
Active Directory Migration Tool
The Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) is used to consolidate Windows NT 4.0 or Active Directory domains to improve manageability, scalability, and security. You can use ADMT to restructure your Windows NT 4.0 domains to an Active Directory forest or to restructure Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domains within and between Active Directory forests.
When you use ADMT to migrate a user or group from either a Windows NT 4.0 domain to an Active Directory forest or between two Active Directory forests, you can use security identifier (SID) history to maintain resource permissions during migration so that access to resources is not interrupted.
ADMT includes wizards that automate common migration tasks, such as copying users, groups, and service accounts; moving computers; migrating trusts; and performing security translation. ADMT is available on the Windows Server 2003 operating system CD, in the Admigration.msi file in the \i386\admt directory. You can perform ADMT tasks by using the ADMT console, by using a command-line procedure, or by using a script. When running ADMT from the command line, you can use an option file to specify command-line options.
Microsoft Exchange Migration::
Microsoft Exchange 2003 » Microsoft Exchange 2007
Upgrading to Exchange 2007 is a worthy investment for most companies, but doing it with the least amount of downtime and without losing data can be tricky. Whether you are looking to upgrade from Microsoft Exchange 2000 » 2003 or Microsoft Exchange 2003 -» 2007, we have the technical expertise to do it. In some circumstances, downtime is virtually eliminated and localized to specific users, instead of the entire server. This allows your server to continue to provide other services during the migration. We also make sure your existing configuration/policies are migrated over in the case of migrating to a new server.
Migration Tools for MS Exchange
- Move Server Wizard
A wizard tool to reconfigure a single server so that the server belongs to a new Exchange Server site or organization. Enables you to move servers between sites and organizations.
When to use:
- To move an entire server between sites or organizations.
- To move a large number of mailboxes between sites or organizations.
- For a merger of large sites or organizations.
A tool to perform bulk export and import of mailboxes from Exchange Server that uses personal folder (.pst) files as a temporary file format between operations. You can use this flexible tool in many mailbox scenarios, including server recovery and mailbox moves.
When to use
- To move multiple mailboxes, but not an entire server, between sites or organizations.
- To move a small number of mailboxes.
- To move mailboxes to new hardware while you move between sites or organizations.
- For disaster recovery, mailbox recovery, or when the mailbox store is damaged, as long as the Information Store services starts.
- Exchange Migration Wizard
A tool that uses a one-step process to export or import mailboxes from an Exchange Server 5.5 computer to an Exchange 2000 server. This tool provides a simple migration path from Exchange Server 5.5 to a different Exchange 2000 organization or system.
When to use:
- To migrate an Exchange Server 5.5 system to a new and separate Exchange 2000 system without upgrading the existing Exchange Server 5.5 system.
- To preserve mailbox directory information during migration.
- To move to new hardware while you move between organizations
- To move to Exchange 2000 from Exchange Server 5.5