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2204999 - Getting Error : This alias already exist when using Upgrade Management Tool (UMT) to migrate Windows AD users and users groups from BOE 3.1 to BI 4.0/4.1


  • When migrating third party users and users groups (Windows AD) from BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1 to SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.0/4.1 using UMT then getting error : "This alias already exist".
  • Either in the Destination Alias for the third party user is already present which you are trying to migrate or check the source environment i.e. BOE 3.1 and navigate to the problematic User and check if the user has more than one Windows alias for the same Windows AD server.  



  • BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1
  • SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.0/4.1
  • All supported Windows OS.


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1


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