synchronize w2k local user accounts and domain user accounts

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Setup' started by Guest, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Dear Al

    I need to roll out a w2k server (domain) from a nt4 workgroup.

    The prob I have is synchronising the local users machine accounts and the account on the w2k server, so they keep their local desktop and settings. I do not really want to re-configure all desktop machines. Does anyne know how I can easily do this please

    Originally I posted this in the wrong discussion group, under w2k general, sorry

    Thank

    Lloy
     
    Guest, Mar 30, 2004
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  2. You can't sync them. And you don't want to have local accounts anyway - get
    rid of them after you've resolved the profile issue. Everyone needs to log
    into the domain or you're really defeating the purpose of it.

    You can copy the profiles (control panel | system) from the local to the
    domain account, while logged in w/domain admin permissions, after the domain
    user has logged in once--or recreate the profiles if it doens't work right.
    If you had a workgroup, you can't have had that many
    workstations....redirect My Documents to the users' home directories to make
    sure nothing is getting stored in the default profile folders.


    lloyda wrote:
    > Dear All
    >
    > I need to roll out a w2k server (domain) from a nt4 workgroup.
    >
    > The prob I have is synchronising the local users machine accounts and
    > the account on the w2k server, so they keep their local desktop and
    > settings. I do not really want to re-configure all desktop machines.
    > Does anyne know how I can easily do this please?
    >
    > Originally I posted this in the wrong discussion group, under w2k
    > general, sorry!
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Lloyd
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Mar 30, 2004
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