Active Directory, Joining Domain - avoid creating new profile
Posted on 2005-05-09
Just setup Active Directory, am trying to move users from our existing workgroup into this domain.
This is the first / only domain in the company.
There are only about 10 users
About 5 users (the developers) have loads of personalisation within their profiles
I'm creating a new user in the domain (username/password is made to match the local user)
When I move the computer into the domain (from the workgroup) it is creating a brand new profile, as user.domain (in the local machine docs & settings folder)
The "old" local account is still there as "user" (in the local machine docs & settings folder)
OK - whilst I've only go a few users it's still a pain having to resetup all of the profiles etc. on the new domain user account.
Is there a way to "force" the old local account to become the new domain account?
Is there a way to move all of the old local account settings into the new domain account?
Please be gentle, I've only been using Active Directory for about 2 hours !