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If I have to reformat a Server 2008 system, how do I get all the users information (usernames and passwords) copied to the rebuilt system?

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User's Information: Backup it up with wbadmin at an elevated command prompt or just copy / paste it to another source.

Usernames: If it's in a domain, open ADUC, create a query for usernames and export the information to a text file. If it's in a workgroup, open the Local Users and Groups MMC, right lick the "Users" folder and select "Export list"

User's Passwords: From a practical standpoint, you can't... unless you want to try to crack the NTLM hashes.

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And this is why we use Active Directory for user password management. –  Tom O'Connor Jan 4 '11 at 10:05
    
Does pwdump still work with Server 2008? If so that would be my tool of choice for the password problem. –  John Gardeniers Jan 4 '11 at 10:45

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