Good morning experts,
A little background: a company had a 2093 SBS running as a domain controller, as well as an FTP server. The domain controller also played host to the backend of an Access Database.
A 2008 standard Server was purchased some time ago, and although became part of the domain, never served as a DC. The 2003 SBS died after 10-11 yrs of service. The 2008, could not become DC without forest prep. All user accounts were recreated on this 2008 Standard for a workgroup environment, running FTP, and hosting Access BE.
2 new 2012 standard Servers have been purchased with the idea of enabling DFS replication so we cannot hit that problem again. With the 2012s being new, they will be easy to put to a DC status in order to implement DFS, but all the user accounts are on the 2008 machine. Is there anyway to migrate, transfer, or move the user accounts (SAM database) to the 2012 server then promote it? Right now they are all members of a workgroup.
Thanks for your anything you can suggest.