We have migrated users from one AD domain to another AD domain in SharePoint 2007. But after migration, the users can no longer access windows SharePoint services e.g, permissions and roles etc.

Any idea to fix this issue?

1 Answer 1


You should use stsadm -o migrateuser to migrate a SharePoint user account in to a new login name. Further details can be found here.

  • As we already have migrated all the users accounts from old AD domain to new AD domain. As i understand from your answer, you mean, we need to migrate all of our user accounts again from old AD domain to new AD domain by using stsadm -o migrateuser ? and in this way, all the permissions and roles associated with user accounts will be migrated as well. Am i correct in my understanding ?
    – SPBeginer
    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:59
  • stsadm -o migrateuser simply replaces the associated AD account behind the SharePoint user, permissions, roles (SP group memberships), User field values (like Created by, Edited by, etc.) will reference the same SP User. You can interpret it so that the SP user have been migrated to the new AD account.
    – pholpar
    Nov 13, 2014 at 13:34
  • Just one more question: We need to migrate the Groups as well to new AD account. from your link i see that there is now way to migrate groups. Any idea to to fix this?
    – SPBeginer
    Nov 13, 2014 at 14:15
  • You should use stsadm -o migrategroup in this case (useful links: blogs.msdn.com/b/joerg_sinemus/archive/2010/09/28/… , flexecom.com/manipulate-sharepoint-permissions-after-migration)
    – pholpar
    Nov 13, 2014 at 14:39
  • Thanks pholpar! One more question. By using stsadm -o migrateuser we can migrate single user one by one. In our case we have 1000+ users. how i can migrate all the users all at once. is there any way to do this. Because migrating 1000+ users one by one is a tiresome job?
    – SPBeginer
    Nov 14, 2014 at 8:55

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.