Transfer a domain users and their email to another domain user on the same PC
Posted on 2008-10-15
I have several users who are on a domain. They use outlook to access their calendar, email, tasks, and address book and also have their docuements folders on the PC. However, we now have to change the domain on their PC and start having them logon using their new domain user. They of course want their documents, outlook email, calendars, address book, and tasks to work just like before, which means when I open up outlook I need all the emails, calendars, tasks, etcc.. to be just as before. At that point the old domain email will be forwarding their email to this new domain email account, so not concerned about future emails. What I did yesterday is backup the email as a .pst and imported it once I logged on to the new user. However, they then had 2 inboxes, and while shifting some things around they were fine, I am wondering if there is a better more stable method. I was told you could copy the original outlook files, and replace them or even drag and drop into the new ones. Windows XP machines, and outlook 2003 and 2007 using Exchange 2003.
I am sorry this is long and drawn out, and I appreciate any help.