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Best way to keep local profile when install new Domain server

Installing a new server for a client. The new system is a Dell SC1430 with Windows 2003 SBS R2. The old system is a Windows 2000 Server running as a PDC and thats it besides file serving. Only one program is run from the server side, all others are client based.
I need to know what is the easiest way to preserve the client side profiles when I connect them to the new domain. I have no experience with Windows 2000 server, only 2003. I notice that current \Document  and Settings\User has no User.domain name on the profile directorys. Can I just do a full copy/paste of the old directory or is the best way to do a reg edit to point the profile to the old directory or just go and redo everything on the profile like short cuts etc.
The new server will have a different domain name as I will be setting it up for Exchange soon after it goes online.
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MtnDew2kAuthor Commented:
Hmm, thats looks all well and good, but it does not look like it will preserve the users "My Docs" and the like?
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