Rutgers EI

Enterprise Infrastructure

Integrating Systems

RAD – Migrating to RAD

Migrating to RAD

Prior to the migrating your department resources to RAD the following items should be addressed and/or considered during the migration planning process.

  • Firewall:
    • Does your location / building have a perimeter firewall that will need / allow required access to RAD resources (Domain Controllers, Storage, Print Servers, DFS)
  • Storage:
    • Will you continue to use your current department storage or will you move your data to RAD enterprise storage
    • Initial enterprise storage amounts for departments are provisioned on a case by case basis and based on the number of the department staff and faculty.
  • Data Access:
    • Will you require a new set up with new directories and new permissions, or will you require the use of a tool to migrate SID to ACL of new file structure
  • Administrative rights:
    • Will specific users require Admin rights to Managed Workstations\Servers
    • Group Policy will control administrative rights for specified Users on Rad PC’s
  • Member Servers:
    • Many member servers can just be removed from the old domain and added to new domain. Some member servers running SQL or IIS may require a re-ACLing or other preparation to insure a smooth service transition.
  • Group Policies:
    • Do you have any existing policies being applied that will have to be setup in the new domain
  • Service/Generic Accounts:
    • Are they currently being used? Will you need them in the new Domain?
  • OU Configuration:
    • How do you see your OU structure once migrated
    • Who are your OU admins
  • Printer Migrations:
    • If you are currently hosting print queues, please perform a print queue export, which would then be imported into the Rad Enterprise Print Servers.
    • If you are using direct IP Printing, OIT-EI recommends you use print queues once migrated to RAD.

Migration Methods

A typical migration can be performed at your own pace where you can pre-set up your group policies and migrate your resources and computers on your own timeframe. Using a temporary domain trust and leveraging dual ACLs on your resources can help smooth the transition period while some users are operating in the old domain and some users are operating in RAD. The RAD support team can assist you in developing your migration plan.

A sample migration blueprint can be found here.

Successful Migration

After the successful migration to Rutgers Active Directory (RAD) Domain, you will now have access to the following managed services. Support for these services can be made by submitting an HDRT ticket with the appropriate details.

  • Enterprise Storage:
    • OIT will provide centrally funded storage to RAD members.
    • Storage is backed up and presented in a load balanced manner.
    • Quotas can be applied to Enterprise storage
    • Home Drive Quotas are currently set to 10 GB
    • Shares are mapped through Group Policy by DFS Links
  • Enterprise Printing:
    • Papercut will be offered as a RAD offering
    • Print queues can be installed on RAD managed print servers.
      • Driver management, Printer Discovery, and Centralized print management are a few benefits of using Print servers.
  • Group Policy Settings:
    • RAD Managed workstations can have Group policies setup to globally manage PC settings and Rights.
    • ADMIN Rights- Assign administrative rights to a workstation to a specific user or group.
    • Internet Browser settings
      • Setting Home pages
      • Web Page Restrictions
      • Setting Proxy Server
    • Secure workstations
      • Customize Desktop
      • Remove Control Panel Items
      • Lockdown Start Menu
  • Enterprise Server Management:
    • Patched and rebooted

    Post Migration Tasks

    • Testing
      • Managed Applications
      • Network Access to RAD devices
    • DNS Resolution – Ensure you are able to access RAD resources by FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name)