What is the best way to take user accounts including links to home directories from the old 2003 server and copy them into server 2008?

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Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 migration
Windows Server 2008
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Windows Server User Profiles
What is the best way to take user accounts including links to home directories from the old 2003 server and copy them into server 2008? I have created a csv file of users from server 2003, however when I import them into the new 2008 server, and re-export them the sAMAccountNames appear as numbers eg($VE1000-HRTQ17KLSUII) and the displayName and userPrincipalName are blank. I have also lost user permissions on the home directory folders.

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If your users are on active directory you do not need to migrate the users. If the users are not on active directory you will need to use a program called addusers.exe from Microsoft. The files and folders can be copied over retaining permisisions but the new user will not be the same as the old user and will not match up. You will need to reassign permissions.

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