• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 261
  • Last Modified:

SBS 2008 User Accounts

Installed SBS 2008 from scratch.  Entered all user accounts via active directory users and computers.  Is there any way to get the user accounts into the SBS console without deleting and recreating every user?
  • 2
1 Solution
Rob WilliamsCommented:
If a user was created within Active Directory without using the proper “add a new user account” wizard, the user will not appear, nor be manageable in the Windows SBS management console. You can remedy this by taking the following steps. It will not complete every task the wizard would have done, but does regain most features.

-drag the user/s from the existing OU to the appropriate MyBusiness\Users\SBSUses OU in Active Directory Users and Computers
-open the Windows SBS console and go to Users and Groups \ Users
-on the right, select “Change user role for user accounts”
-in the wizard select the role name to be applied,  and check "replace user permissions or settings"
-in the next window select your user/s. However, the user/s you just moved will only be present if you check the box "display all user roles in AD"
-then complete the wizard clicking “Change user role”

Sounds good to me RobWill, lesson learned in SBS 2008 always use the wizards if possible and when available or you will break something:-).
chapton_computer_servicesAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the response.  I will give it a try and report back.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
Should work well for you. It's a common question so I tested it out earlier today for another member.

Featured Post

Easily manage email signatures in Office 365

Managing email signatures in Office 365 can be a challenging task if you don't have the right tool. CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365 will help you implement a unified email signature look, no matter what email client is used by users. Test it for free!

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now