Hi. Im new to the site and need a question answered. I've done some searching and can't find a definitive answer on this one. I have a windows 2000 server that is a member of an AD domain (say it's called Current-dom.com). This server has local user accounts. I want to promote this server and make it the forest root of a completely new forest/domain/AD (call it New-dom.com). What is going to happen to the local user accounts that are in the sam? Will they get converted to domain accounts and retain the file level permissions? Or will the a new sam overwrite the local accounts? There used to be a KB article (296561) that I've seen a web site reference, but an exhaustive search of MS's web site give no reference to this article or number. Title "How the Local User Accounts Are Handled When a Server Is Promoted to a Domain Controller". Now I dont know if the article was for WinNT or 2K or what, but at least the info was out there somewhere. Anybody have a definitive answer on this? Much appreciated.
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Local User Accounts When a w2k member Server Is Promoted.