Last post May 06, 2008 04:18 PM by jiffy01
May 06, 2008 12:42 PM|jiffy01|LINK
Hey there -
I need to copy all user accounts from our 2003 production domain to a 2003 test domain. It's important that they retain their original settings. Only thing they don't need is the current password. Once they've been moved over, all of their passwords need
to be reset to just a test password.
I've started on a vbscrip(actually, several scripts) that could do it, but I'm on a time crunch and not sure if I can get it done by the end of the week. Is there any utility that does this already? I've ran across the ADMT but not sure if that will do what
I want. Never used it before.
Thanks in advance
May 06, 2008 04:09 PM|Akila3|LINK
ADMT is what you should be using.
create a Two way trust between your domains and use admt to migrate the users from one domain to the other domain
the migration would migrate everything you want with the option of you selecting what to migrate including password if you want.
since the migration is taking place in two different Forests (domain1 and domain2) the migration would copy and not move the users , meaning domain1 would keep everything in tact.
if both domains are in the same forest then it would move the objects rather then copy them.
bare in mind you can not migrate build in accounts , e.g. domain users/domain Admins/Administrator/etc.
May 06, 2008 04:18 PM|jiffy01|LINK
Awesome, thanks. Which DC would I want to install ADMT on or does that matter?