Two domains and two users - merging user account to one

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Seay, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Seay

    Seay Guest

    (1) I have domain A and domain B

    (2) I have user A in domain A and user A in domain B (basically same user
    name but created at different time - different SIDS)

    (3) I want to remove domain A but copy user A SID info into user A of
    domain B - basically merge the SID of two accounts into domain B


    Question:
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    (1) How do I merge two accounts together into one account - merge SIDS of
    two accounts into one account?

    I HAVE NO Option such as delete destination account and recreate so PLEASE
    do not provide me that alternative or explanation - even if it is the
    easiest.


    Thank you kindly.
     
    Seay, Sep 10, 2004
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  2. Seay

    Herb Martin Guest

    You cannot really merge the accounts -- pick one and
    remove the other.

    Give the remaining account the same privileges (one of the
    main reason for NEVER giving an "account" permissions on
    a file always placing the user in a GROUP and giving the
    group permissions) on all objects and allow the remaining
    account owner to take ownership of all the files etc owned
    by the user being removed.

    You might use the ResKit "subinacl.exe" or other tools to
    help straighten out the permissions.

    Make sure you pick (or merge) the correct user PROFILE.
     
    Herb Martin, Sep 10, 2004
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  3. I know that NetIQs migration tool has a Merge option for migrations, although
    I've never used it. You could always manually populate the sidHistory field
    with the sid from Domain A as well (using something like adsiedit).

    Phil
     
    Phillip Renouf, Sep 13, 2004
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