I'm trying to put together a disaster recovery procedure for Windows Server
2003 web servers.
While systemstate backup/recovery was the first idea, it caused blue screens
when restoring the system state to a different server/hardware.
If we lose the OS drive, but the data drive with the web files is ok, how
can we recreate the user accounts in a fresh OS and not lose the file
permission associations? I'm trying to avoid having to reset the permissions
on 200GB of millions of files as that would take hours. Instead, I'm trying
to recreate the users from an exported list of Username:SID.
Basically, if we lose the OS, I'd like to be able to recreate the users from
a list similar to: Username:SID.
a) Can you specify an SID when creating user accounts?
b) Can you change an account's SID after creation?
c) Can you associate SID x with SID y to skip having to update the million
files with the new SID?
Thank you for any help,
Brock Hensley http://BHensley.com