How to install ADMT 3.2 in Windows Server 2008 R2

Download Active Directory Migration Tool version 3.2


Type the Default Instance if you have a SQL Server ,I have the SQL server on DC itself , So I have typed


If you are not aware of SQLEXPRESS , Have the Explained the Steps below to configure it

Only SQLEXPRESS 2005 will work properly if you are planning to Install on DC itself

People who are aware of SQL , Please skip the SQL setup


If you don’t have a SQL Server , You can Download

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3

















Choose No


Then Close

Great !

Now SQL is configured


Start  – Administrative Tools –> Active Directory Migration Tool


Now ADMT is Ready to Migrate Users


About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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  1. It is really an excellent along with useful little bit of details. I am pleased you distributed this kind of beneficial details with us. Make sure you stay us all updated this way. Thanks for expressing.

    • Satheshwaran Manoharan

      You are most welcome Tora !

    • Hi Satheshwaran,

      Hope you are well!

      I want to know after installing and configuring Exchange Server 2013, Whats the concept of sending and receiving also want to know different mechanism for route email and how do i get create MX records.

      I just want to know for deploying newly exchange in organization what are the steps required to bring it online and work functionally.

      I appreciate you if you clear my concept for this

      • Sorry, Whats the concept of sending and receiving connectors

      • Satheshwaran Manoharan

        MX Records – Contact your domain registrar – he wil help you.
        Sendconnectors – To send email to internet
        Configure Certificates-
        Configure Outlook anywhere –
        All mentioned in my blog. just give a search.

  2. thanks very much for that.. got my migration done successfully from Windows server 2003 domain to Windows server 2008 domain..

  3. How about migrating user/group from 2000 to 2008R2

  4. Thanks for this great article

  5. Really great article sathesh, I have completed migration from windows 2003 AD to windows 2012 AD.

    Thanks .

  6. Hi Satheshwaran,

    I was referring careexchange .in website and i was completed 2 project 1) migrated exchange 2003 to 2010 2) Migrated Ex 2010 Sp3 to Ex2013 sp1 successfully. Thank a lot for your articles.

    I want Exchange server 2010 & 2013 interview question and answer list form .will you help me?

  7. hi

    Nice article
    Can you provide me the downloadlink for ADMT3.2.

    Thanks in advance

    please emailme


  8. hi Satheshwaran ,

    Hope you are doing well.

    As we have plant to migrate our infra from one forest to another forest. We are using exchange 2013.
    Can you share me which DNS, A and SPF recoreds need to create or we can redirect with the current record.

    Appreciate your support and Thanks for your article.


  9. hi,

    do i need to install sql express and admt user on the target dc using domain admin user or can i do it using admt user after giving him the permissions required ?

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