Sunday , November 8 2020

Moving users using ADMT 3.2 in Windows Server 2012 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


Make sure you install SQL 2012 SP1.

  • SQL 2012 Sp1
  • Named Instance as SQLExpress in the Local Server.
  • Make sure you run the setup as Administrator.
  • Enter SQL Details as SERVERNAME\SQLExpress
  • Make sure you clear folder C:\Windows\ADMT if installation fails.

Otherwise You may end up with Below Error:

Unable to Check for Failed Actions. : DB Manager.IManagerDB.1 ; Unable to retreive the database file path from the registry

The System Cannot find the file specified.



Start  – Administrative Tools –> Active Directory Migration Tool

Or Server Manager Tools “Active Directory Migration Tool”


Now ADMT is Ready to Migrate Users

Assuming Two way transitive Trust is in Place.

In this Scenario am moving users from Child domain to root domain.

  • User Account Migration Wizard


Enter the Source and Destination Domain details.



Choose testazure account.


Choose the OU you want to place the user






Now you can see user has been moved from Source to Destination forest.

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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