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How to find sidhistory with dstools

Posted on 2009-02-08
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I need to create a sidhistory file so I can complete security translation on a fileserver I have migrated. I am using the following command from the new domain...
dsquery user -limit 2000 | dsget user -sidhistory -sid >c:\sidhistory.txt
The problem is that the sidhistory attribute is invalid. Can anyone tell me the correct attribute, or alternatively a better way to create a sidhistory file.
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I have figured this out - funny how writing the question down on a website makes you view the problem objectively, making it easier to solve. Here's what I did...
In the source domain
dsquery user -limit 2000 | dsget user -samid -sid c:\sourcesids.txt
Then the same command in the target domain, except I limited the scope of the dsquery
dsquery user OU=migrated,DC=mydomain,DC=com -limit 2000 | dsget user -samid -sid c:\targetsids.txt
This gave me 2 files, one with the old sids, and one with the new sids. After a little manipulation in excel, I was able to sort, then combine the 2 lists into the required format for a sid history mapping file.
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