In NT (any version...), there is a command line utility called <addusers>.
With the /d switch, the usernames and groups are dumped to a specified
for more details.
Then if you want to migrate the passwords, a tool such as L0phtCrack can get
most (managed 98% here) passwords out of the SAM database, via pwdump.
The alternative to the above is to wait until summer, then tell all the
users their passwords have been reset for security reasons, then miss out
the last step and just generate passwords for them.
From: Alex Brett
Sent: 1/31/03 8:08 AM
Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Migrating Users NT/2000 -> Linux
I am looking at migrating a whole set of users at a school from a
current set up where they are on an NT to a linux server - ultimately
because they're buying a whole set more workstations and can't afford
the extra CALs for NT. Is there any easy way to migrate the users
keeping their passwords (and home directories if possible but this could
be done manually) in the same way that users can be migrated from
NT to 2000 using the AD Migration Tool. I currently have a version of
the users in a temporary 2k test server if this makes any difference or
provides another way of doing it.
Incidentally I will either be migrating them to redhat 8.0 or a version
suse if that makes any difference.
Anybody done anything like this before?
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