AD user migration process
Posted on 2012-08-30
1) Can I ask, if you build a new active directory, how do you “migrate” accounts over? Is it a simple task?
2) If some of the existing accounts are set to have non-expiring passwords, and they were setup say 10 years ago, when the password policy was weak (i.e. 6 length, no complexity, expire every 6 months etc), if you migrate them over will they keep the same password properties in the new AD, if your new AD requires a new password policy, i.e. 12 length, meet complexity, expire every 3 months etc.
3) Our AD team seem to think migrating user objects from the old AD into the new AD will remove the issues with many accounts having weak and non-expiring passwords – what’s your view on this?