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OT: Fastest solution for user data migration to domain. Client side [message #157500] Wed, 08 July 2009 09:21 Go to next message
Todd  is currently offline Todd  United States
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I've recently built out a shiny new 2008 domain to replace an aging 2000
domain. Most users have been added to the new domain with diffent names and
soon it will be time to manually change the domain membership on over 300
workstations. I need to find the most efficient way to move user files and
settings from one domain profile to another, on the same machine. Typical
I've done this via manual copies and tried fastwiz once or twice, (seems
more useful for transferring profiles to different computers). Are they any
new techniques or utilities that can help expediate this process?

Thanks,

- TZ
Re: OT: Fastest solution for user data migration to domain. Client side [message #157503 is a reply to message #157500] Wed, 08 July 2009 09:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
florian  is currently offline florian  Switzerland
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Howdie!

Todd wrote:
> I've recently built out a shiny new 2008 domain to replace an aging 2000
> domain. Most users have been added to the new domain with diffent names
> and soon it will be time to manually change the domain membership on
> over 300 workstations. I need to find the most efficient way to move
> user files and settings from one domain profile to another, on the same
> machine. Typical I've done this via manual copies and tried fastwiz once
> or twice, (seems more useful for transferring profiles to different
> computers). Are they any new techniques or utilities that can help
> expediate this process?

Eerrr... since you were creating a new domain and transit the
workstations from one domain to the other... haven't you considered
using ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool)? It'll do just that for you.

Florian
Re: OT: Fastest solution for user data migration to domain. Client side [message #157510 is a reply to message #157503] Wed, 08 July 2009 10:20 Go to previous message
Todd  is currently offline Todd  United States
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Registered: June 2009
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I briefly looked at that and the USMT tool. In the case we are completely
redesigning the Active Directory structure. User names will follow a
different naming scheme, the OU structure, security groups, group policies
are being built from the ground up so everything is as clean as possible.
The only thing that will probably stay the same is the workstation and
server names which ADMT may be considered for.

I may not be aware of everything it can do. Based on the description, it
looks like it's used for transferring AD records to another AD. The only way
I can see to complete the domain migration is to actually sit down at the
workstations, manually join them to the new domain and copy the user
settings to the new profiles once they are created locally on the machine.
I'm hoping to come with a more effiecient way to complete this final step.
Is this something ADMT can assist with and how?

Thanks,

-TZ

"Florian Frommherz [MVP]" <florian@frickelsoft.DELETETHIS.net> wrote in
message news:%23dpFQG9$JHA.1376@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Howdie!
>
> Todd wrote:
>> I've recently built out a shiny new 2008 domain to replace an aging 2000
>> domain. Most users have been added to the new domain with diffent names
>> and soon it will be time to manually change the domain membership on over
>> 300 workstations. I need to find the most efficient way to move user
>> files and settings from one domain profile to another, on the same
>> machine. Typical I've done this via manual copies and tried fastwiz once
>> or twice, (seems more useful for transferring profiles to different
>> computers). Are they any new techniques or utilities that can help
>> expediate this process?
>
> Eerrr... since you were creating a new domain and transit the workstations
> from one domain to the other... haven't you considered using ADMT (Active
> Directory Migration Tool)? It'll do just that for you.
>
> Florian
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