This section describes common procedures that help update the resources on different types of production servers after an Active Directory migration. These suggestions will work across the different resource updating wizards:
By default, a resource processing task processes the resources for all objects migrated by the time the task is created. However, you can manually select objects you want to update the resources for. This is done by creating a custom map for the resource processing task.
To create a custom map
NOTE: A custom map is applied only to the task for which it was created. If no custom map is defined for a task, the resources processed by that task will be updated for all migrated objects.
To delete a custom map
In a distributed migration project management model, Migration Manager can greatly facilitate resource update at a site or in resource domains where you cannot get administrative access to computers. Decentralizing resource update is also useful if computers to be updated are located across a slow WAN connection and therefore sending multiple agents, no matter how small, would consume too much of the available bandwidth.
In these scenarios, you can delegate the resource updating tasks to the remote site or to other domain administrators who have the required level of access and are located within an area of good connectivity to the computers to be updated.
Resource update can be delegated by either of the following methods:
These techniques are described in more detail in related topics.
If you need to delegate a resource processing task, you can create a setup package for the task. The setup package is a standard MSI installation file. There are two types of the setup packages:
To create an MSI installation file, take the following steps:
When you have successfully created the task setup package, locate the MSI file in the specified folder and send it to the delegated administrator.
The delegated administrator should then install the package and perform the resource processing as specified in the task configuration. He or she cannot change the configuration of the task. Note that the custom packages must be installed using an administrative account with elevated privileges.