ADMT - Migration 2016 to 2016 - Error

GCPeters4 1 Reputation point

I've been able to work through setting up the appropriate permissions, network access and communications between the source domain and the new target domain.

I'm able go through the User Account Migration Wizard, successfully selecting a test user in the source domain but when I get to the screen "Conflict Management" where I can define how to handle conflicts, I get an error when I click Next. "Service account detection failed." Regardless of what conflict option I select, I always receive "Service account detection failed." when I click the Next button.

Does anyone know which service account the tool is looking for? The user I'm using has domain admin rights in the target domain and administrative rights in the source domain.

Thanks for any tips or ideas on how to resolve this service account detection failed error.


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  1. GCPeters4 1 Reputation point

    Well. I may have solved my own problem. I'm still not sure how it works but I did a Service Account Migration first and picked my source Domain Controllers; completed that process and then went back to migrate my test user. The error no longer appears so I'm thinking it has something to do with the "agents" being deployed.

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