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By djf ·
I need to restore my NT user and group accounts from tape backup for a clean NT installation, without restoring all the WINNT and system files. Can anyone point me to the location of those files? Thanks!

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to NT Recovery

This information should be found in the SAM database. This is kept at....(assuming default installation)

c:\winnt\system32\config

However, simply copying the SAM to another installation of NT, may not work. I have never tried it but think that the SAM is tied to the SID of the machine and also some registry keys. You can try a manual copy, but no guarantee's are provided.

Best of luck.

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by djf In reply to NT Recovery

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Ultimately I found an Emergency Repair Disk that I had created fairly recently and that's how I restored my users.

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