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    Migrate users without domains

    I will need to upgrade our web server from a Windows 2000 sp4 box to a Windows 2003 Web Edition. Now, I have successfully transferred new domain users via the Active Directory Migration tool, but that requires both machines to be domain members.

    My source server is not a domain member (it just uses local users), and Web edition can't be a DC, and since this is a solitary internet server off in the DMZ, I don't have other servers in that network that can step up to the job.

    So, I was just wndering if anyone had a favorite method of transferring local users to a different computer that is not a member of a domain?

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    Re: Migrate users without domains

    To (sort of ) answer my own question, it looks like the User State Migration Tool will help do the job.

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    Re: Migrate users without domains

    I have been trying to find the difference between the User State Migration Tool (defaulting everything!) and the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, and find they do much the same job. I would use FSTW for a one-off move (GUI interface) and USMT as a sort of "settings backup" mechanism (BATch file, hooray!).

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    Re: Migrate users without domains

    Well, one difference that comes to mind is that I can run USMT on a Windows 2000 server.

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    Re: Migrate users without domains

    No Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on your box, then?

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