migrating SBS2000 to new hardware.....

Posted on 2005-03-14
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I currently run sbs 2000, what I need to do is migrate all settings, accounts, email over to a new computer.  Same operating system. Is there any clean way to migrate to a new server with out having to go to every p.c. (over 40 in network) and add them to a workgroup then back onto the domain, then recreate the profiles.  I know how to get exchange migrated using exmerge, but all the sid's will be different, correct.  this is an issue if I have to go to every p.c. to create new profiles.  Help.  thanks
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Nirmal Sharma earned 1500 total points
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Now. What is your exact requirement? Do you want to migrate all user profiles or User Profiles with User Account? Domain accounts can not be imported into Workgroup and therefore you need to make new server Domain Controller and then running the appropriate tool to migrate user accounts. For profiles you can use script but first of all let me know your requirement.


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Well, as I said, the current SBS2000 server is getting replaced. What we want to know wht is the easiest way to do the migration to the new box? Is there anyway of migrating the sids to the new machine, in such case we would not have to visit the machines and add them back on to the domain to create new sids. We would run exmerge to get Exchange up and going. Last time we did this to a site, we basically ran up the sbs2000 server, manually added the user accounts, put the all the pcs back into a workgroup and then added back them to the domain to create machine accounts on the sbs box. Whats your thoughts?
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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>>> Is there anyway of migrating the sids to the new machine

No and that's what i am looking for. If i get a tool life will be easier for me.

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