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New Network, transferring accounts in AD

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I currently have a network at where i'm at now with about 85 users. I'm creating a new network for a remote location. It'll be authenticating everything from the remote site through a T1 to the main site. I just setup this new network for about 5 PCs, all the users at the main site will be traveling to this remote site. How can I get all the user accounts to transfer over to this other server without effecting my current network. My network I have setup as DHCP and DNS and AD. I acually have the other 5 PCs in my office setup and running seperately from the main network. If i plug in this 5 PC network into one of our switches and don't promote the new server, how can i move the accounts over?
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Active Directory Migration Tool

Check this link
http://www.petri.co.il/active_directory_migration_tool_usage_w2k_windows_2003.htm

on how to do it

Reps
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by:rickyclourenco
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what exactly do you mean by moving the accounts over?  

If you join the servers to the domain, then you will have access to all of the domain accounts to use for security, permissions, etc....

Another "issue" may be lets say one day that the T1 goes down, then there is no logon server for the users at the remote site, because you only have 1 Domain Controller, you may want to consider promoting one of the servers to a DC, DNS, etc..
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by:scopeortho
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Lets be a little more clear here.  You are stating that you have 5 PC's that will be stationed at that remote site.  And you state the following: "If i plug in this 5 PC network into one of our switches and don't promote the new server, how can i move the accounts over?"

I am assuming that you do have a server for this small network. I would take rick's advice and setup a DC at the remote site for authentication puropses and set up a link in AD indicating that this is a WAN link.  AD sites and services.

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