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Exporting settings to facilitate restore after new Windows 2003 installation

Find out how to export settings after a Windows 2000 server to Windows Server 2003 migration.

Q: I am working with Windows 2000 Server. I'm looking for any method to export the settings, especially the users accounts and password to restore them after a fresh Windows 2003 installation. The second would look for the same to change the server itself to another one with the same name and domain settings.

A: You can use free ADMT.exe (AD Migration Tool)  from Microsoft to help. You can also export AD objects using ldifde.exe from the Resource Kit; however, the LDIFDE may not offer you as complete a migration.

This was first published in August 2005

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