Hi folks. My name in Rick Gregson. I’ve worked in the IT Space since 1998, with Microsoft Active Directory since 2000, and I’ve been an Active Directory Migration Engineer or Active Directory Migration Architect/Technical Lead since 2005. Over these years I’ve worked with a variety of end clients performing Active Directory Migrations and, let me assure you, I’m not here to repost my resume (that would be boring).
The purpose of this Blog is to provide information and some guidance for those about to undertake an Active Directory Migration. I will talk about this and related topics predominantly but I’m sure, at times, I’ll diverge. IT Migrations is the space I play in, a space I love. Technical challenges, people, personalities, IT and Business Requirements – its always a complex landscape .. And it’s a lot of fun. There are so many ways to solution, some Best Practices to follow, and some SWAG when you’re in unfamiliar territory.
For whatever purpose – Directory consolidation, segmentation, move – this type of activity is typically required because a company’s leaders have chosen some sort of organizational transition (ie Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture), a Technology Transition (ie Novell/NetIQ eDir to Active Directory), or a decision to move all or part of an organization’s resources into a Greenfield to satisfy some IT or Business Requirements.
Over the coming posts, I would like to explore this terrain, the “how?” and “why?”, as well as offer some general advice for folks about to undertake a project of this nature. It is my sincerest hope that some people will find this useful.
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