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Moving user files from workgroup to Server 2003

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Our company is moving from about 5 workgroups to a new AD 2003.  I am curious, but users have there data in various locations.  I was thinking of doing the following and just wanted some input and suggestions.

Install the new servers and setup AD.  Create the users folders where I will point their home directories to be.  Share those folders, and have users move there data (and have me move there data) to teh correct folders.  once that is done, join them to the domain, and there profile should point to these newly created folders.  

Again, just looking for any gotchas.  I am aware of copying their profiles, but is there anything else you guys see that might cause a problem.  
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i would join them firstand log on so the directories are all created then do the copy
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stupid question, but when I copy their local profiles to their domain profiles, will their shares to all the servers in the workgroups still exist, or will I have access right issues?  

just trying to understand all the gotchas, but if there are no issues, I like you're idea of logging them in so that the directories will automatically be created.  
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i am not 100% on that, it depends how the drives are mapped, i would say you will have issues but it will be on the remote side of things, might have to open up permissions on the actual shares a little more, on the other hand, from memory all should be well
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appreciate it.  
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