How to move user profile from one domain to another


M

Mike

Hi

Is it possible to move user profile from one domain to another? Our company
users have WindowsXP workstations joined into Win2000 domain.
Since we're in a plan of impelemnting new Win2008 domain environment (new DC
servers with new user/computer accounts) I'm wondering what is the simpliest
way to re-join computer from old domain to a new one so that users will
still have their profiles. Yes I know we can simply put computer out of a
domain and join them to a new one and log-on with a new user account, but
then we need to move all settings and data from old user profile to a new
one. Can this be done more automatically?
Thank you in advance.
Regards,Miha
 
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J

Jorge Silva

Hi
Check and read docutmentation for ADMT from MS.

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I hope that the information above helps you.


Have a Nice day.

Jorge Silva
MCSE, MVP Directory Services
 
M

Mike

Thanks, but AFAIK ADMT moves user accounts between domains.
I want to acomplish the following:
- all users running WinXP are joined into Win2000 domain like DomainA\user1
- install new DC, configure Win2008 domain(DomainB) and create new user
accounts (username will be different from the one in DomainA)
- re-join WinXP workstations from DomainA to DomainB
- log-on to a new domain like DomainB\new_user_account
so that DomainB\new_user_account will have the same settings and data as the
old one from DomainA\user1.How can this be done?
Reagrds,Miha
 
J

Jorge Silva

-With ADMT you can migrate user accounts, profiles and workstations/servers.
-IF you want ot create everything from scratch and then use the old profiles
for the new accounts, you've the User State Migration Tool "USMT". You may
check more info on this tool at MS website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...C9-F16C-4C52-A203-8DAF944DD555&displaylang=en

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I hope that the information above helps you.


Have a Nice day.

Jorge Silva
MCSE, MVP Directory Services
 
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M

Miha

Maybe this could help someone in a near future :)

1.Log on to the computerA with an administrative account (Administrator) in
domainA. Then run the following command:
scanstate \\fileserver\migration\mystore /ue:*\* /ui:domainA\user1
/i:miguser.xml /i:migapp.xml /o

2.Remove the computerA from domainA.

3.After creating a new user "user1" in domainB and joining computerA to
domainB, you should log onto computerA with an administrative account
(Administrator) in domainB.

4.Run the following command on computerA:
loadstate \\fileserver\migration\mystore /mu:domainA\user1:domainB\user1
/i:miguser.xml /i:migapp.xml

5.Log on to computerA with the new user account (e.g. domainB\user1), see
it the user profile has been migrated successfully.

With this method, you don't need to create trust between domainA and
domainB. However, you need to create a new user domainB\user1 for
domainA\user1.

It works perfectly !
Regards,M
 
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