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ADMT error - specified domain does not exist....

ADMT error - specified domain does not exist....

ADMT error - specified domain does not exist....

I have a win2k3 domain in interim mode and 2 NT 4.0 domains. I have created a trust between 2k3 & NT 4.0. Wins works and i can ping, by server name, from 2k3 domain to the PDC of the NT 4.0 domain. When i run ADMT 2.0 though, i get an error saying "The Specified domain does not exists or cannot be contacted. (Error code=1355, Domain=Research)"
Has anyone got any ideas about this, need help ASAP as we need to get these domain accross to Win2k3.

RE: ADMT error - specified domain does not exist....

I have only used the ADMT in a test enviroment following the steps Mark Minasi gives in his Master Windows 2003 book. It worked like a charm:

- Create a two-way trust with sidhistory enabled: NETDOM TRUST <NT4DOMAIN> /UO:<NT4Admin account> /PO:<NT4Admin Password> /d:<WIN2003DOMAIN> /UD:<WIN2003Admin account> /PD:<WIN2003Admin Password> /ADD /TWOWAY /ENABLESIDHISTORY
- Put Domain Admins in each other's Administrators group
- Turn on Success & Failure auditing for Account Management on both the NT4 and Win2003
- Enable anonymous access on Win2003 (Local Security Policy, Security options. Set Network Access: Let Everyone Permissions Apply to Anonymous Users to Define this Policy Setting and Enabled
- Put Everyone in the local "Pre-Windows 2000 Compatible Access" group
- Install ADMT on Win2003
- Create a password key on Win2003 with "ADMT  key <NT4DOMAIN> c:\". This will create a PES file for domain <NT4DOMAIN> on drive c:\.
- REBOOT the Win2003 machine!!! (Very important)
- Copy the PES file to the NT4 machine
- Place the Win2003 server CD in the NT4 machine and run \I386\ADMT\PWDMIG to process the PES file. Before it reboots change HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\LSA\AllowPasswordExport to 1 and create a new REG_DWORD entry called TcpipClientSupport and set it to 1. Now reboot the NT4 machine.
- Start ADMT
- Migrate the Global Groups
- Migrate the users
- Migrate the servers

Hope this helps!

Jeffrey Kusters


RE: ADMT error - specified domain does not exist....

Thanks for that!!
Gonna give it a go now. Will let you know how it goes!!

RE: ADMT error - specified domain does not exist....

just wanted to know if the steps provided by jfk8680 worked perfect. I'm getting ready to migrate from NT to w2k3 and trying to find the best path. Thanks


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