Keep user's desktop settings while changing from workgroup to domain
Posted on 2006-07-07
Scenario: A number of XP Pro desktops, all in a common workgroup using a Windows 2000 server in workgroup mode. Users have customized their desktops in the usual wild ways. Now we've added a Windows 2003 server and we need to connect to this machine in domain mode. The problem (for me) is that I can't figure out how to keep each users' desktop settings when I make the change to domain. I won't even talk about installing roaming profiles yet -- I think the first issue is just to get them up and running on their own machines.
I'd appreciate your input on this -- I'm very comfortable with XP, and not very familiar with 2000 or 2003 server.
TIA -- cheers, Dallas