Domain migration Windows 2000 to Windows 2003. Windows XP Pro clients.
I have been trying to figure out how I can copy COMPLETE profiles from one domain to another.
I have :
recreated shares and permissions
Manually recreated all the profiles in the new domain.
Logged in as a user.
Copied the old user profile over the new one.
logged back on.
All desktop and other basic items are there.
But I'm missing things like:
Mail profiles (Must create a new profile when openning outlook 2003 for the first time.)
IE7 settings e.g. Home pages. (Many users have multiple homepages.)
I have also tried other techniques:
1) Using "Copy to" from My Computer / Properties / Advanced / user profiles.
The profiles from the old domain name show up a "Unknown Account" "Copy To"s not available.
2) Renaming the old profile to <user>.old.
When new profile is created it has the same folder name as the original profile.
Rebooted then logged back on as an administrator.
Copied the contents of <user>.old to the newly created profile.
Rebooted then logged on as the new user.
Again Outlook requires me to setup an outlook profile.
I found this related question : http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_21000917.html
Apparantly some registry keys need to point to the new profile.
Something to do with SIDs?
Unfortunately I don't fully understand it.
I haven't tried USMT or ADMT as I have already created all the users, folders and shares.
Our Windows 2000 domain is in pretty bad shape, so I don't want to setup any kind of trust. (Though, I don't know it has any risks involved.)
Could someone give me a little help on this.