Migrate Windows Server 2003 (no AD and no DC) users to Windows 2008

How do I do that (without changing the users UIDs)?
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IvoBurkartAsked:
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dan_blagutCommented:
Hello

I think the best way is to upgrade your server. If you do that on the new machine you will install firs an image of older server.

Dan
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IvoBurkartAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately I need to upgrade from 32 bit 2003 to 64 bit 2008, so upgrade won't work.
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dan_blagutCommented:
Another ideea is to export user information using an VB script then import in the new machine with pasword changed, but this will also change the UID.
So why keeping the UID is soo important for you?
Why didn't you implemented the AD already?

Dan
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IvoBurkartAuthor Commented:
I want to keep the uids to keep the file system security settings working. The reason why there is no AD is that the current Admin doesn't feel up to managing it, I'm just helping out for the upgrade.
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dan_blagutCommented:
In that case:
1 you do the upgrade to Win2008 32 bit and keep all
2 send your admin to traning for 3 days (max 5) or you buy him an Windows 2008 AD for dummy (if that exist) and install AD.

Dan
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dan_blagutCommented:
Another solution is to export all security descriptors using VBS and the account UID using CSVDE. Then after upgrade to create the user account rexeport using csvde to try to match the UID pairs and then to rewrite the ufile security using calcs.exe.
That can work if your friend has a proper security (rigth assigned to groups, at top level) , but is a huge project.
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IvoBurkartAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately csvde only works if you have a domain controler.

The admin'd rather mirgrate the users by hand :-)
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IvoBurkartAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately the script doesn't retain UIDs so all security settings in the file system and network shares have to be redone.
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