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How can we migrate user passwords from NT to Win2k?

I have used MS' migration tool and it works great, but I don't recall or know if passwords can be maintained after the migration from an NT domain to Win2k. I am running AD, and the first domain migration worked great, but I noticed that the accounts had the "user must change password at next logon" selected. By unselecting this option, is the original password kept? Thanks.

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If you used the ADMT tool, the user passwords were reset to blank or a password you specified during the process. The release of Windows 2003 saw the release of a newer version of ADMT and some helper DLLs to allow for password migration in some cases. See How to use Active Directory Migration Tool version 2 to migrate from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003.

This was first published in June 2003

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