Need Help Converting Profiles



Vinnie Boombats
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
I am upgrading from a workgroup to a domain.
I need to convert over 40 computers to the new domain.

What is the best way to convert user profiles, without losing data or
messing things up? All profiles are local, not on a server and not roaming.

I tried the standard Copy Profiles in the System control panel, but this
doesn't always work if the user does not have admin priviledges.
Also, this method does not seem to copy the Outlook PST files.

I tried the File Transfer Wizard, same thing. Some files do not copy.

I also tried logging in as Admin and drag-copying all data from old user
folder to new user folder. That doesn't seem to work either. I guess it is
a permissions issue making the computer do funny things.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanx

Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Vinnie Boombats wrote:

> I am upgrading from a workgroup to a domain.
> I need to convert over 40 computers to the new domain.
>
> What is the best way to convert user profiles, without losing data or
> messing things up? All profiles are local, not on a server and not roaming.
>
> I tried the standard Copy Profiles in the System control panel, but this
> doesn't always work if the user does not have admin priviledges.
> Also, this method does not seem to copy the Outlook PST files.
>
> I tried the File Transfer Wizard, same thing. Some files do not copy.
>
> I also tried logging in as Admin and drag-copying all data from old user
> folder to new user folder. That doesn't seem to work either. I guess it is
> a permissions issue making the computer do funny things.
Hi,

We solve this by (in the registry) changing the profile path for
the new user to point to the old user's profile folder (the user
needs to log on at least once first).


From: Bruce Sanderson (bsanders@junk.junk)
Subject: Re: Moving a W2K PC between domains
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win2000.general
Date: 2002-08-05 17:32:49 PST
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=uz48D%24NPCHA.612%40tkmsftngp08

If the user is not a local admin, you might need to to something on the
permission side. Use tip 4631 and 2240 in the 'Tips & Tricks' at
http://www.jsiinc.com as a guide.


More here as well:

Subject: Lost profile when domain name changes
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory/browse_frm/thread/911123d016f22ef1/3df2c9e942dd2f87#3df2c9e942dd2f87


HOW TO: Restore a User Profile in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;314045



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Need Help Converting Profiles