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    Hello all...

    I have one domain controller in operational mode... (ex. oper.domain.com)
    I have another domain controller for testing propose only... (ex. test.dom.com)

    I want to copy domain accounts from operational domain to the test domain...

    How can I do it very cearfuly... Operational domain must stay in operational mode... I can't interrupt it...

    But I need those accounts (with passwords) for testing...

    Will be very gratful for your help!
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Question about Domain Accounts...

    ADMT allows you to copy accounts with passwords but requires a trust setting up.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
    I think 3.1 is out too

    Just an idea:
    You could also look at testing DR instead too though, backup your AD and restore it somewhere, then setup a trust using that restored site and ADMT? Might make your managers happy too!
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: Question about Domain Accounts...

      Originally posted by AndyJG247 View Post
      ADMT allows you to copy accounts with passwords but requires a trust setting up.
      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
      I think 3.1 is out too

      Just an idea:
      You could also look at testing DR instead too though, backup your AD and restore it somewhere, then setup a trust using that restored site and ADMT? Might make your managers happy too!
      Thanks for answer, Andy! It is a good Idea... I will try this... But I don't know where to restore... I haven't the same hardware...
      I can setup 2003 server on ordinary PC and try to restore AD on it... What will happend?

      Now I will setup a 2003 server on ordinary PC... If any sugestions will be very greatful...
      Thanks in advance!
      Ivo Vachkov

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      • #4
        Re: Question about Domain Accounts...

        Have a look at some of these, it has to be worth a go as it has the least impact on your prod network. You could try restoring into a VM too I suspect.

        http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727048.aspx
        http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=4797
        http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=20465
        cheers
        Andy

        Please read this before you post:


        Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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        • #5
          Re: Question about Domain Accounts...

          Originally posted by JohnnyV View Post
          Hello all...

          I have one domain controller in operational mode... (ex. oper.domain.com)
          I have another domain controller for testing propose only... (ex. test.dom.com)

          I want to copy domain accounts from operational domain to the test domain...

          How can I do it very cearfuly... Operational domain must stay in operational mode... I can't interrupt it...

          But I need those accounts (with passwords) for testing...

          Will be very gratful for your help!
          Thanks in advance!
          Do you need an exact copy of that Domain in your Test lab, or only the Users/groups/etc?
          would that LAB DC would be Isolated from the network?
          if the above is true , I would recommend you using a backup/Restore of the DC.

          How to perform a disaster recovery restoration of Active Directory on a computer with a different hardware configuration
          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/263532/en-us

          please bare in mind that when you would be using ADMT for migration you would not be able to migrate Workstations/Servers only their AD object.

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