Copying Windows 2000 Server Local accounts with passwords to new machine
Posted on 2005-04-11
Here is my situation: I have an old W2k web server and I have purchased a new one. I don't want to just image the drive of the old one because that was originally upgraded from NT4 and I want to do a fresh install of everything on the new server. I want to copy the local user info from the old machine to the new machine w/out losing the passwords. I would also like to do the same w/ the IIS settings. These computers are members of a domain but not DC's.
I have found where Robocopy will copy the files w/ the security in tact but if the security accounts that are referred to are not on the new machine, then will it matter? Or, because user accounts are based on SIDs is this even possible?