Identifying Security Concerns
Updated: March 28, 2003
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Maintaining security during and after user state migration is a significant issue. In particular, take into consideration these issues:
Typically, the Access Control Lists (ACLs) associated with files and folders are not migrated, so the ACLs must be restored or recreated.
Encrypting File System (EFS) information is not migrated, and encryption that occurs during migration affects who can read the files in their new destinations.
In some organizations, it is deemed critical to secure user state during a migration.