Rebuilding NT4 Server from tape backup and preserving user profiles on desktop
Posted on 2004-05-02
Hi there guys,
Here's my situation.
We have just purchased a company. We are are inheriting the desktops, but soon after the aquisition, the parent company who sold us this comapny just purchased will remove the NT4 BDC and leave the 300 Desktops whereby they can no longer authenticate. They will supply us backup tapes which hopefully will contain directory structure, permissions, registry, usernames and so on. Our predicament is that we will build a Win NT4 Server box and try to restore what information we have off the tapes to try and get the desktops authenticating to the new server as we do not want to rebuild the S.O.E. What stategy would you recommend in this scenario where we can preserve the user profiles and desktop settings to minimize downtimes and keep the user experience transparent?
Hope you can help