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    Hi ,

    We are using a windows server 2003 Std Edition 32 bit. we are trying to migrate this server including active directory users to the total new server . Can i export all users with their password remains same in excel file or csv file.

    I try to export users using csvde but its not including password ..is their anyway from Microsoft...or is their any third party tool available...

    I try to take a system state backup and restore but as i am having a 64 bit OS in new server it fails. so i only have to export it in csv or excel file...

    please help...

    Thanks...

  • #2
    Re: Export Users

    Hi ,

    with the help of ldifde utility , can we export users with their password ?

    Thanks

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    • #3
      Re: Export Users

      You can't export the passwords (as this would be a big security issue) but if you use a utility called ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) then I think that will migrate them directly from one domain to another and keep the passwords the same.
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      • #4
        Re: Export Users

        Install new server OS (Looks like your installing either 2008 R2 or 2012).
        Update Schema on old server if required (Will be if the server is above).
        Install AD.
        Allow replication.
        Remove old server from AD.

        No need to export users into a CSV file.

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        • #5
          Re: Export Users

          Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
          Install new server OS (Looks like your installing either 2008 R2 or 2012).
          Update Schema on old server if required (Will be if the server is above).
          Install AD.
          Allow replication.
          Remove old server from AD.

          No need to export users into a CSV file.
          Ah yeah good point, I assumed the OP meant migrating to a new domain... but if it can be the same domain then yeah add your new server to the current domain and promote it to being a DC so that all of your users etc get replicated onto it, then transfer all of the FSMO roles from the current server onto the new one, then demote the old server and remove it from the domain.
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          • #6
            Re: Export Users

            Hi Kathy,

            If you are merely trying to replace a DC, the best route to go is to introduce a new DC for the same domain by using DCPROMO, then allow it to replicate in all the data, and after a day or so, demote the old machine.

            When you do DCPROMO the new machine, it would be best if you specified its site to be the same as the old DC. That way, it'll be on the same site, and thus everything should be business as usual even once the old DC is demoted.

            Best wishes,
            Jonathan

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            • #7
              Re: Export Users

              I agree with JCraig and it is an easy and best way to do it unless it is on a remote location or you can not get to it then perhaps backup would do the trick.

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