user profiles in AD on a new domain
Posted on 2006-06-26
Hi all I have an existing domain in place and a box thats set up for AD. Sadly the company who set this system up didnt do things correctly so part of my clients connect to the AD server part do not. SO I set up a new AD server with a new domain what I need to do now is create new users in the new domain and then join each client the issue I am running into is how do I preserve the users settings * files, email settings ext. I have heard you can do it with files/ settings wizard but ive never used it and I dont really have a non critical machine to try it out on so I want to make sure I know what I am doing (at least sort of) before I move forward. I also read something about unjoining the domain and renaming the local user folders or something along those lines. I have about 40 client computers to swtich over to the new domain so I will be doing them a few over time. any thoughts or information on a tool to do such or some decent instructions on how to use the file transfer wizard would be wonderful. What I am worried about is the file wizard to my understanding saves domain info as well am I wrong? thanks again in advance!