Add Stand Alone Server to Active Directory


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When adding a stand alone Win2k terminal server to an Active Directory will
the user accounts on the stand alone server become local server accounts or
be added to the Active Directory.

If not added to the Active Directory do you know of a tool that we can use
to migrate the local accounts to the Active Directory. BTW - The Active
Directory Migration Tool appears to only migrate objects to and from domains
only and not from workgroups.
 
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Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP]

the users will remain local...

you could script it...

OR

(not sure if it would work)

promote the TS server to DC for an additional domain in the forest. That way
I think the accounts will end up in AD. Migrate the accounts to the other
domain. Demote the TS server to a server again and add it to the other
domain.

It could work, but try this first in a test environment

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Herb Martin

Gavin O'Connor said:
When adding a stand alone Win2k terminal server to an Active Directory
will
the user accounts on the stand alone server become local server accounts
or
be added to the Active Directory.

They won't "become" anything -- they will remain precisely the
local user accounts they already are.
If not added to the Active Directory do you know of a tool that we can use
to migrate the local accounts to the Active Directory. BTW - The Active
Directory Migration Tool appears to only migrate objects to and from
domains
only and not from workgroups.

Right. You can export them and CREATE new user accounts
with similar properties but it is largely manual.
 
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Herb Martin

"Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP]"
the users will remain local...

you could script it...

OR

(not sure if it would work)

promote the TS server to DC for an additional domain in the forest. That
way I think the accounts will end up in AD. Migrate the accounts to the
other domain. Demote the TS server to a server again and add it to the
other domain.

NOT unless you make it a NEW domain; otherwise
it gets the AD from an existing DC.

I guess you could do this (new domain); use ADMT, then
to migrate that domain, and DCPromo again.
It could work, but try this first in a test environment
 

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