Understanding the relationship between source and target accounts will help you successfully merge duplicate objects in Active Directory.
The following table explains this relationship:
|Source account||The object that is removed after the
merge. The source account can be a contact, a disabled user, or an
When selecting or reviewing source accounts, ensure you are selecting the account you want to merged with the target account.
|Target account||The account that remains after the
merge and is limited to only active user accounts.
When selecting or reviewing target accounts, ensure you are selecting the account you want to remain after the merge.
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