Migrate an encrypted password file user account to an Active Directory user account

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To migrate an encrypted password file user account to an Active Directory user account

  1. Open Command Prompt.

  2. Type:

    winpop migrateToAD*UserName@DomainName*

Value Description

winpop migrateToAD

Migrates an encrypted password file user account to an Active Directory user account. The encrypted password file user account's password becomes the Active Directory user account's password.

UserName@DomainName

Specifies the existing encrypted password file user account.

Notes

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

  • If you are using Active Directory integrated authentication, you must log on to the Active Directory domain, not the local computer, to perform this procedure.

  • The user's mailbox is not migrated. For the new Active Directory user account to be able to send and receive e-mail, you must change the authentication method to Active Directory integrated authentication and create a new mailbox for the Active Directory user account.

  • To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:

    winpop help

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also

Concepts

Encrypted password file authentication
Active Directory integrated authentication