Migrating SID's to a domain of the same name

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by msnews, Jun 25, 2004.

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    Here is the dilemma. We have a completely new system to setup as a domain
    and want to keep the domain name the same.so we setup the new server in the
    lab with the same name. I have scripts to backup and migrate the users and
    computers but the Sid won't come over.

    When I try to put an old machine on the network I get an event on the server

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    NetLogon
    5513

    The computer name <name> connected to server \\<server name> using the trust
    relationship to the <domain name> domain. However, the computer doesn't
    properly know the security identifier (SID) for the domain. Reestablish the
    trust relationship.

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    I want to migrate the users but since they are the same name I cant have
    both systems on the network at the same time. The ADMT requires a trust
    between the domains and I cant do that with this current setup. Is there any
    other way to migrate the SID's ?


    Sure I can rejoin it to the domain but I have about 400 machine to do.

    Thanks in advance

    -John
     
    msnews, Jun 25, 2004
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  2. Hi John,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Although the domain name is same, but the domain's SID is different.

    As for your scenairo, in general, we can perform In-Place Upgrade. For
    example, if your source domain is WinNT domain, you can upgrade PDC to
    Windows 2003 domain. Here are the steps.

    1. Perform a full backup for the existing Windows NT PDC.
    2. Install Windows NT 4.0 BDC on the a new server and apply the latest
    Service Pack.
    3. In Server Manager, promote the BDC to PDC.
    4. In-place upgrade the new server to Windows Server 2003.

    References:
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    HOW TO: Upgrade a Windows NT 4.0-Based PDC to a Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=326209

    Upgrading from Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows Server 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/whyupgrade/nt4/nt4tows
    03-2.mspx

    Windows NT Server 4.0 Upgrade Guide
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/partners/isvs/ntmigrate.mspx

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jun 28, 2004
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