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I'm running IIS 7 server where users are using dedicated application pools so I need for all of them separate users. I'm moving my environment to XenServer and I'm using for this XenConvert tool. Everything is fine except that I need to synchronize Windows local users between this two Windows instances. I don't have problems with files and their permissions since I use for it robocopy.

Any idea how to just copy users between this two Windows systems?


EDIT: users are local.

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It looks like this software solved my problems:


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The question is not clear if these servers are domain joined or not but I'm going to guess they aren't. Microsoft has a tool to copy users between boxes but it can't copy the password.


You may need to just recreate the accounts on the new server and reconfigure the application pools.

EDIT: Windows Server Migration Tools should work. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379531(WS.10).aspx


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Users are local but my system is Windows 2008 R2 (x64) Web Server. Your link points to tool which was available in Windows 2000 and NT. –  GrZeCh Aug 15 '11 at 9:29
Edited answer with something that should work for your OS. My mistake for not checking applicability of the first link. –  murisonc Aug 15 '11 at 13:48
Server migration tools as far I can see are not available for WebServer Windows 2008 R2 edition :/ –  GrZeCh Aug 16 '11 at 6:54
arg...I'm all out of ideas then. Looks like you'll have to create the accounts manually. –  murisonc Aug 21 '11 at 22:32

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