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When you migrate from Apache and UNIX to Windows and Internet Information Services (IIS), you must migrate user authentication information. This article describes how to migrate most of the Apache-based user and group information to Windows.
You can use the addusers command, which is part of the Windows 2000 Resource Kit, to automatically create a number of users and groups based on the information in a text file. The format of the file is a little different from the file that is used by Apache; therefore, you must copy the existing files to a new text file before you use the file with the addusers command.
The file uses the Windows .ini file format, which means that the file is logically split into sections by [section] headers. Data in each section is separated by commas. The following text is an example of the users section in this file:
[Users]Unfortunately, you must reset the password information unless you have a copy of the unencrypted password as part of your Web site. Additional sections are [Global] for global groups (the groups that are propagated through Active Directory to other hosts) and [Local] for groups that are local to the current computer.
User Name , Full name, Password, Description, HomeDrive, Homepath, Profile, Script
The following text is an example of the format for these sections:
[Global]Note that lines in this section must end with a comma (,). The following text is an example of the file that you use to create two users and a global group:
Global Group Name, Comment, UserName1 , UserName2, ...
Local Group Name, Comment, UserName1 , UserName2 ...
kim, Kim Abercrombie,,,,,,
For more information about Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 and the NIS migration tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For additional information about using the IIS Migration Wizard, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/324063/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Use the IIS Migration Wizard for a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
For additional information about securing IIS for a UNIX-to-Windows Migration, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/324216/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Secure IIS in a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
Article ID: 324222 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 5.1