My organization is moving from one active diretory to another (new Domain). We are migrating the users first. As a test I am trying to run the MigrateUser command and getting a "cannot complete this action, please try again". Here is the command I am using:

stsadm -o migrateuser -oldlogin domainA\johnd -newlogin domainB\jDoe

The command won't work, I get "Cannot complete this action."

The domains are two-way trusted.

Any ideas?


  • any error in the event log? also include the ignoresidhistory in your command them try.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Mar 27, 2014 at 20:30

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Issue Resolved. Unbeknownst to me the stsadm environment variable path was pointing to the 60-hive which was updating wss 2.0 databases. I changed it to the 12-hive and it works now.


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