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Migrating windows xp domain local profiles

We have two forests that configured and trusted. We are going to decomm
one of the forests. My question is, how do we migrate users local profiles
from one forest to another? The servers are windows 2003 servers.
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You can use the following tool to migrate user profiles:

The following information should give you a good amount of the information you are looking for regarding the migration of user profiles--whether they be local or roaming profiles, etc.:
Here is a way I used for changing users domain.

Important! Old DC needs to be connected until the old user profiles are copied to a local profile username_temp in the workstation!

Important! This procedure does not include moving the mails, address book or account settings. You should copy the account settings to a file before this and take a copy of the mail and address book databases!

1. Create a local username_temp profile on the workstation (Control Panel > Administrative tools > Computer management > Local users & groups > Users)

2. Log in and out with the new username_temp profile

3. Log in to the old domain with administrative rights, copy the old domain profile to the new local username_temp profile and grant local administrator rights to the profile (My Computer > Properties > Advanced > User profiles > Copy to).

4. Move the workstation to the new domain and log in and out with the new domain user account

5. Log in with the new domain administrator account and use the "Copy to" -function to copy the username_temp profile to the new domain user account (My Computer > Properties > Advanced > User profiles > Copy to)

6. Log in to the new domain user account and import mails, address book and account settings

7. Make sure everything works perfectly

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