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upgrading user from workgroup to domain

Posted on 2006-07-19
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Hi folks,
  I have varius users that are not logged onto a domain,  when I conect them to a new domain, they get a new desktop screen.  I have to then copy over all the files i.e desktop and mydocumnet files.  Is there a way of importing the local users profiles into the new domain profiles so it lloks like desktop never changed.

Hope i am making sense
Stephen
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by:Pber
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There is no direct way of migration the users.  But here's what I would do....

Let the user logon to the domain.
Have the user logoff.
Copy the CONTENTSof the Documents and Settings\userid from the old workgroup profile and paste it in the new Documents and Settings\userid for the domain logon.

If you have the same userid configured on the domain that the user used locally in the workgroup then the profile might be something like this userid.000 or userid.domain.

Try that and see how it goes.
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I'd consider using the WinXP built-in "File and Settings Transfer" (FAST) wizard.   You can run it once to gather the files/settings for the old user (storing the information via the "network" option).  Then run it again with the new user to restore everything.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/mgrtfset.mspx
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by:Pber
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Good idea, I forgot about that tool.

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by:Jay_Jay70
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if you want the complete copy of the profile then use the inbuilt profile copy tool......

right click my computer - properties - advanced - user profiles - select your profile then hit copy - c:\documents and settings\domain user

or you can use the user state migration tool
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321197/en-us
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