Re: Exmerge Question

  • From: "Tim Jordan" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 12:21:47 -0900

Thanks for the reply Danny.
I actually read all those doc's again yesterday.  Most of that info is
for migrating from one server to another when both servers are running.
This is not my case.  I'm using the same server with new hard drives.

I like the NEWSID program.  I've used it for years but lately it has
been dying on me during the sid change.  I found that removing unneeded
profiles helps complete the sid change but I don't feel like it's very
reliable.  I do use sysprep but was hoping to avoid it with something a
little faster.

Thanks again,


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny [mailto:nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 11:29 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Re: Exmerge Question

On Thu, 13 Jan 2005 11:14:10 -0900, Tim Jordan <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I'm doing a server replacment this weekend.  It's a small network 
> using SBS 2000 with about 15 users.
> I plan to pull the hard drives and install new drives then do a clean 
> install of SBS 2003.
> My plan is to export the Public Folders and users email to .pst files 
> and then import them back in when the new server is up and all 
> accounts have been created.
> Going from workstation to workstation will be very time consuming.  
> Will Exmerge help in my scenario?
> Bonus question:
> The guys I work for have ghosted all the workstations at our client 
> site and did not change the SID on the workstations before joining to
> The domain controller (currently running Samba) will be replaced at 
> this site with SBS 2003.  What would be the best way to join the 
> existing workstations to the new domain without encountering a 
> conflict with duplicate computer SIDs?

You could change the SID's:

Or downlod sysprep from Microsoft.


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