Migrating a Windows® Machine from Active Directory® to JumpCloud®

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For many JumpCloud customers, a big part of the process of adopting the Directory-as-a-Service® platform into an organization is migrating a Windows® machine from Microsoft® Active Directory® (AD) to JumpCloud. It is a two step process, one detailed in our recent tutorial video. We will summarize the process for you here.

Step One

The first of the two steps is converting the AD domain-bound user into a local user. To do so, you will first need to download the JumpCloud AD Migration Toolkit. After unzipping the downloaded file, run the AccountMigration script as an administrator. In the terminal, you can specify the account in question in the console line. NOTE: the user will be given a temporary password: “Temp123!” which will be required to access the Windows account. Once the account is transferred to Directory-as-a-Service, the temporary password will be replaced by the user’s JumpCloud password.

After running the script, the User Profile Wizard will be launched automatically. After choosing the user in question, you can click through the wizard to create the user locally, being sure to add the correct account name when prompted. Once the wizard is finished, the system will restart, and you will be taken to the login screen for the local user. Using the “Temp123!” password, you should log in to the new local account and ensure that all of the user’s files and information have transferred (Windows 10 users will notice a screen regarding app updates from the Windows App Store). That concludes the first step. You can find a detailed breakdown of this first step, including screenshots, at our Knowledge Base.

Step Two

You now have a new local account for the user. It’s time for step two, moving the unbound domain user into Directory-as-a-Service. After logging out of the local account and back into the administrator account, the SystemMigration PS1 file from the Toolkit must be updated with the MyJumpCloud Connect Key. This will install the JumpCloud Agent onto the system and register it into your JumpCloud organization. The Connect Key can be found under the (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Zach DeMeyer. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/migrating-a-windows-machine-from-active-directory-to-jumpcloud/

Zach DeMeyer

Zach DeMeyer

Zach is a writer and researcher for JumpCloud with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He loves being on the cutting edge of new technology, and when he's not working, he enjoys all things outdoors, making music, and soccer.

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