Capabilities of the MOVETREE Command - Page 3

 By Brien M. Posey
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Finally, you must check the user's group membership before moving a user account. Global groups are limited to having members from the domain the group exists in. If you try to move a user account without removing it from any global groups it's part of, not only will the move fail, but the group membership will also be voided. There is one exception to this rule: If a user's primary group is the Domain Users global group, and the user isn't a member of any other global groups, the move will be successful. Windows 2000 will simply make the user a member of the Domain Users group in the new domain.



As you can see, moving objects with MOVETREE is a little tricky, to say the least. In part 3, I'll explain a few more restrictions that pertain to moving certain types of groups with MOVETREE. I'll then discuss some of the actual procedures that you can use to move objects between domains with MOVETREE. //

Brien M. Posey is an MCSE who works as a freelance writer. His past experience includes working as the director of information systems for a national chain of health care facilities and as a network engineer for the Department of Defense. Because of the extremely high volume of e-mail that Brien receives, it's impossible for him to respond to every message, although he does read them all.

This article was originally published on Nov 9, 2000
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