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The long awaited new version of Microsoft’s Active Directory Migration Tool is now available for download from:


The most important feature of the new version is is the ability to migrate to Windows Server 2008 Functional Level domains.  This was not possible with version 3.0.

If you need to copy passwords as part of your user account migration, you will also need the Password Export Server (PES).


There is a also a separate document available for download entitled “Migrating and Restructuring Active Directory Domains Using ADMT v3.1″


If you don’t like ADMT, you could also look at Quest’s Migration Manager for AD. :-)



Those of you familiar with Darren Mar-Elia’s excellent resource site GPOGUY.COM will notice the site has had a complete face-lift.  This comes as part of a recent collaboration with the ActiveDir.org AD resource site.

I’d like to say it was all my own work, but Matty Holland deserves the kudos for developing the shared site template and being (along with Darren) the driving force behind the new site launch.  Good work Matty!


The much-hyped iPhone launched in New Zealand on Friday last week to muted enthusiasm.  While the Kiwi geek collective loves the technology, the pricing offered by Vodafone (the sole carrier offering the iPhone in NZ) leaves much to be desired.  Across the ditch in Australia iPhone packages are more attractive, with competition between Optus, Telstra and Vodafone keeping the prices at a level consumers can live with.

I had been looking forward to replacing my old Nokia with an iPhone, but now I’m not so sure.  In the meantime, I’ve come up with my own alternative, which I’m calling the EyePhone (see below).