Transfer domain account files, settings to local account?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by Douglas Laudenschlager, May 17, 2005.

  1. I've been running a small domain at home with a Windows 2003 server, but
    decided to return to a workgroup and just get rid of the extra "server"
    computer. That means that the clients will start using a local instead of a
    domain account.

    * Is there any way to transfer all the files and settings on a client
    computer from a domain profile on that computer to the same user's local
    account on the same computer? *

    Can the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard handle this? Thank you very much!

    -Doug
     
    Douglas Laudenschlager, May 17, 2005
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  2. Yes, the F&STW will do what you want. Run it while connected to the domain
    and save what items you want to move, then remove the computer from the
    domain, log on with your local account, and finally restore documents and
    settings to your "new" account.

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    "Douglas Laudenschlager" <> wrote
    in message news:%...
    > I've been running a small domain at home with a Windows 2003 server, but
    > decided to return to a workgroup and just get rid of the extra "server"
    > computer. That means that the clients will start using a local instead of
    > a domain account.
    >
    > * Is there any way to transfer all the files and settings on a client
    > computer from a domain profile on that computer to the same user's local
    > account on the same computer? *
    >
    > Can the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard handle this? Thank you very
    > much!
    >
    > -Doug
    >
    >
     
    Richard G. Harper, May 17, 2005
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