copying *LOCAL* accounts from/to different PCs running Win2000 ser

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Enzo, May 8, 2006.

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Guest

    We are upgrading our office's local (small) server with a brand new machine.
    On existing PCs there are some 25 *LOCAL* account that we created to let
    network users to access/share documents.
    Is there any chance to COPY accounts from OLD machine to the NEW (without
    asking to all users to create again their own account)?

    Enzo, May 8, 2006
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  2. Sorry, but no. What I usually did is I used tools such as LC to crack user's
    password and I created new accounts with same passwords on new server
    Miha Pihler [MVP], May 8, 2006
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  3. Enzo

    Enzo Guest

    Thanks for your reply.
    It's sad to know that upgrading a server will always be a mess.
    Enzo, May 9, 2006
  4. Enzo

    PeterD Guest

    It sounds to me that you are not upgrading but doign a clean install.
    Big difference.

    If password retention is not critical, look at what you can do with
    the net user command. I've gone this route before and except for the
    fact that the users end up with new passwords (that they may want to
    change) it is not difficult.

    'Net user' (without quotes) will list users
    'net user name' will list that specific user's attributes
    'net user name /add options' will add the user specified.


    net help user

    to get full listing of options and such...
    PeterD, May 9, 2006
  5. There are still some scenarios where you can't do this. E.g. Web server in
    DMZ etc.
    Miha Pihler [MVP], May 11, 2006
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