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Migrate Sharepoint 3.0 site (Small Business Server 2008) to New farm on different domain

Posted on 2011-10-04
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Hi All,

We have recently purchased a new company and now it is time to move them over to the corporate infrastructure. The company that we have just purchased is currently running SBS 2008 with a SharePoint v3.0 site. We would now like to move this database to our farm which is on a different domain. I would like to create another webapp and attach the database to that...

The steps i have been through have been,

Create a new webapp with content db
Restore contentdb from SBS server to farm SQL server
Detach new content db and attach new one
Assign service account as admin
The site is now accessible

The issue we have now is we need to recreate all users Active Directory accounts that exististed on the AD domain and receate on the new server - is there away of getting a report with ad accounts and which sites they had access to?
Question by:TimLaffan
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Justin Smith earned 2000 total points
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You can just create new accounts in the new domain, and tell SharePoint to update the old login to the new using this command:


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Wow that is awesome, i will give it ago - Do you know an easy way to get a list of assigned permissions for users for each site\page?


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by:Justin Smith
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Unfortunately there is no easy way.  If you are asking so you can make sure you assign the same permissions to the new users, don't bother.  Running the migrate user command will just update the account names and will leave the current permisssions in tact.
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Just tried your recommendation on a test environment and worked perfectly - thank you so much

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You need to select my response as the accepted answer.  Right now you are trying to close the ticket without rewarding any points.

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Perfect Answer,

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