Windows XP domain migration trouble / Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
Posted on 2003-02-20
We are currently migrating from WinNT4 to a Windows 2000 server environment. In doing that, we have created a new domain. We have migrated most of our applications, printers, etc over to the new servers without any issues. However, our main concern is migrating the user profiles on our Windows XP workstations to the new domain.
We have migrated a few user accounts on a few of the machines by using the Files and Settings transfer wizard, which we realize is not intended to move files from a pc back to the same pc, but has worked to a point. After running the wizard, we change to the new domain and then import the files over. Does anyone know of any better way of moving user accounts to the new domain on the workstations without needing pricey software to do so?
Currently, the transfer wizard is working for us. However, everytime we log in after running it, there is a 1-2 minute wait while windows "applies personal settings". Does anyone know why this would be occuring? While we were logging in as the old domain, this was not a problem. The DHCP server is still set for the old machine (the old domain controller) which I thought may have been contributing the problem. However, we've since changed several machines over to have static ip addressing and it did not help the situation at all. Any information would be greatly appreciated!