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Moving users from one box to another

Posted on 2003-10-21
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I have a server running windows 2000 advanced server. I bought a faster machine and have it pretty well configured. I need to move all the users to the new machine. Is there a way to do this without re-entering all them? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Standalone or creating a new domain?

Assuming a standalone server I would use AddUsers.exe to migrate the userbase.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=199878
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dshuang5858 earned 100 total points
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Hi, troyd1,

Have you try using either ldifde or csvde program in your server's system32 folder?  Both tools, not GUI, can easy export all of your users to a file.  And take this file to your new server and rerun the program to import your users.

To find out how to use the program, type: LDIFDE /?   or   CSVDE /?
for further instruction.

Hope this help!

dshuang5858
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by:troyd1
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I could not get either of these options to work and needed them moved so I did them manually. Any advice on how to award/not award points would be appreciated.
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by:bkoehler-mpr
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If you didn't use either of our answers put a request in the CleanUp Topic Area for Delete/Points refunded

Sorry you had to do it the long way.  I've used add users before, and would have posted my scripts had you responded.
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I split the point as I did not know if either if these would have worked. I awarded the points because oof the quick response.

Thanks, Troy
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