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Migrate existing local profiles to roaming profiles

Posted on 2006-11-21
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We want to implement roaming profiles on our MS 2003 Server for our existing users (all on XP, and already connected to the domain). What is the best way of moving the existing local profile of each user onto the Profile share so that they will get the same profile they are using now when we will activate this feature ?

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Question by:ndidomenico
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To create a roaming user profile for a user that has a local profile
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 Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
 
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 Click the domain and the OU where the user account resides.
 
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 Right-click the appropriate user account for which to set a roaming profile, and then click Properties.
 
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 Click the Profile tab, and type the profile path information in Profile path (for example, type \\Server\ShareName\UserName).
 

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• To change a user’s local profile to a roaming profile for a user who uses multiple computers simultaneously, the user must log off last from the computer that has the profile that the user wants to use.
 
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Yeah its basically automatic once the setting kicks in, careful on permissions though, its gets everyone!

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Profile-Folder-Redirection-Windows-Server-2003.html
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Thanks. The permissions warning was also very helpfull.
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