Migrating systems into a new domain
Posted on 2004-09-20
I'm migrating several computers into a new 2003 domain. They were part of a previous domain at a different office. On the new server I've created new user accounts and computer accounts. How do I go about adding these computers to the new network? I'm assuming I just need to go in as an Admin and change the computer name and domain and reboot. Then just simply log on with one of the new user accts. Is a new local profile created for that user at that point?
Are there any pitfalls or potential problems in doing this? I guess I'm worried I'll lose data from the previous local user accts that were on the computer in the old domain. Similarly, I'll also lose the ability to logon locally to the accounts from the previous domain.
I know this stuff is really simple, but I don't want to screw something up.