Lost User Profile


G

Guest

Good day

In trying to join a Windows XP SP2 HP laptop (with a different domain name)
to my domain (Windows Server 2003 SP1), I just went straight to the My
Computer, Right-clicked and changed its previous domain name to my current
one.

I had hoped to keep this user's profile when the laptop now connects to my
current domain. But alas, I ended up failing to login.
Now the user can no longer access his profile.

As a temporary solution, I used the administrator account on the laptop to
log into the system and then created a new user account which authenticates
to my current domain. Then I had to copy his old documents and e-mail folder
and restored them in this new profile.

I wanted to find out if there is a way of reversing the very initial changes
that I made and propably restoring the old user profile and laptop to its
previous domain?

Can someone help please?
 
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John R

1st. You could simply change the domain back to the old one, log back into
the old profile, run the files and settings tranfer wizard and save the old
profile, change the domain name back to the new one, log on, and run the
files and settings transfer wizard again and import the profile.

2nd. If both domains are A/D, use the Active Directory Migration Tool to
migrage the machine to the new domain.

3rd. Check out the 'moveuser' command in the 2003 support tools kit.

John R
 
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G

Guest

Thank you John R. I will try that now

John R said:
1st. You could simply change the domain back to the old one, log back into
the old profile, run the files and settings tranfer wizard and save the old
profile, change the domain name back to the new one, log on, and run the
files and settings transfer wizard again and import the profile.

2nd. If both domains are A/D, use the Active Directory Migration Tool to
migrage the machine to the new domain.

3rd. Check out the 'moveuser' command in the 2003 support tools kit.

John R
 

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