Simplify your migrations

PowerSyncPro helps to synchronise required users, groups, and contacts between directories with no need for massively complex scripts. It works in a similar way to Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) – using the same import, synchronisation, and export terminology – but is far simpler to use.

How can I simplify Active Directory migrations?

Migrations or mergers of Active Directory can be challenging, and how much you can simplify your AD migration, merger or divesture operation depends on many factors.

How PowerSyncPro works

Ease of Use

There are of course best practices that exist; making sure that you have an AD or domain migration checklist, an AD migration project plan, and that you have run a comparison of Active Directory security or GPO posture (to only name a few) prior to your planned date are all essential steps if you are planning on implementing the migration yourself, or via an in-house team.

Professional administrators will be well-versed in these operations, but putting them into place and verifying that you have all required accounts and objects listed for migration takes time and experience, which can introduce difficulty if you are relying on an internal team, or perhaps an external consultant that may not be using an Active Directory migration tool entirely suitable for your environment.

Minimum User Downtime

User downtime is also a vital consideration. The information you are migrating represents the foundations of the IT environment that your employees need to do their job, so ideally, you’ll have an absolute minimum of user downtime. Time is money after all.

In cases where the migration has not gone entirely to plan, information might be missing, or end up where it’s not supposed to be. This can not only hinder everyday output for users that are experiencing data loss issues but can also be a major drag on your admin team or IT department, as they forego regular activity to deal with the snag list left by the migration.

User downtime

All these potential issues add up to a real IT headache, but you can really improve your chances of performing a flawless operation by deploying PowerSyncPro to manage your migration or merger. PSP reduces the complexity to implement your directory synchronization requirements. It’s simple to implement, with maximum capability to meet your needs today and in the future. Its features are comparable with some of the more complex and expensive solutions on the market right now, but obviously, without the expense and complication.

PowerSyncPro helps to synchronise required users, groups, and contacts between directories with no need for massively complex scripts. It works in a similar way to Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) – using the same import, synchronisation, and export terminology – but is far simpler to use.

You can run the PowerSyncPro migration service as a Windows Service, under IIS on Windows, or in Azure/AWS, so wherever your information resides, PowerSyncPro can collect and migrate it with the minimum of effort.

Having moved or merged your old AD structure to the new, you’ll now have a list of workstations that need user logins to point at the new Azure Active Directory, as well as mailboxes, office apps, and other software that needs to be properly aligned. This is traditionally a bugbear of administrators, as there aren’t really any suitable tools to move workloads over to the new tenant, and so machines are usually wiped and applications reinstalled.

This is obviously incredibly time (and money) intensive, so you’ll be happy to hear that you can save both time and money after AD migration by using the PowerSyncPro Windows 10 Workstation Migration Agent.

The agent makes moving machines from one directory to another simple. There is no factory-reset or full wipe required, and users get to keep their applications and preferences, even down to browser favourites and desktop configurations.

Deployment and Installation of the agent can be managed by Microsoft Intune, and there are a range of options for administrators when selecting workstation migration starting times, apps to migrate, and user-preferences to retain.

Get ahead of your next migration project by getting in touch with Nero Blanco, the team behind PowerSyncPro. With more than 50 years of combined experience running and optimising migrations for global brands, the Nero Blanco team are among the world’s foremost experts in the process. Contact them today, and radically simplify your next migration.

 

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