I am currently installing Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition on a new machine. I need to export my entire Active Directory from the old machine that is running Windows Server 2003 Standard, and import it into the New Machine running Server 2003 R2 Standard. How can I do this without recreating every user and setting?
A bad practice commonly found during an account life cycle is to set its password to an initial, insecure password. The Password Reset Tool was developed to make the password reset process easier and more secure.
Transferring FSMO roles is done when an admin wants to split roles between certain Domain Controllers or the Domain Controller holding the Roles has been forcefully demoted using dcpromo / forceremoval
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges.
Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …