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AD users & computers copying or exporting

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Dear Experts,

As I am new to the servers & self learning now  for testing purpose I have created two servers with 2008 installed. Configured one server as a Domain & created some OUS & users. I want to create another domain & export all the OUS & users from the old domain to the new one . How can I. I have attached the screenshot of my old server. I have to copy or export the full AD users & computers page.

Regards,

JCT
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So since you are learning i am going to ask a few questions as to you what you are trying to do.

You mention you created a domain and then added some users to it. Good start. With your second server do you want to create a seperate domain or do you want to join it to the existing domain.

I would think you would want to join the new server to the existing domain at which point the users will replicate between the two.
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you should look in to the Active Directory Migraion Toolkit
Though it is easy enough to capture the users using a powershell script to a csv and then use powershell to import the users..
Export https://4sysops.com/archives/export-active-directory-users-with-powershell/

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Hi,

With the second server i want to configure it as a child domain or want to replicate the main one. In case if something happens to the main DC then full organisation is affected. Without downtime how can i make this server up with all the configurations.

Regards,

JCT
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So if you want to join it to the domain and make it a second domain controller that will fill the replication and will copy the objects over

Most organizations have two or more domain controllers for this exact reason

For the steps you want to look at in order to do this Google dcpromo process.

I would paste a link for you but I'm mobile currently

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Hi ,

Its ok .I will google dcpromo process. What if i want to create a totally separate  new domain & want to add all the AD users & settings from the old server to the new one. What I have to do for that. After doing this I will remove the old server & make the new server the primary one.

Regards,

JCT

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Hi,

Still waiting for valuable reply.

Regards,

JCT
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This one is on us!
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