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We just bought a Dell server running Windows Server 2003 Standard R2

Right now there are around 20PCs, connected point-to-point (workgroup)

The client PC's are using Chinese-language version of windows.

With clients language different from the server, can I still use the moveuser.exe utility from the Win2003 Resource Kit tools?
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en

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here's the info from moveuser.exe

So I just run moveuser currentlocal currentlocal.Domain /yk

Is that correct?
Thanks

 
moveuser <user1> <user2> [/y] [/c:computer] [/k]
 
Description:
 
  moveuser.exe changes the security of a profile from one user to another.
  This allows the account domain to change, and/or the user name to change.
 
Arguments:
 
  user1    Specifies a user who has a local profile.
  user2    Specifies the user who will own user1's profile. This
           account must exist.
  /y       Allow overwrite of existing profile.
  /c       Specifies the computer to make the changes to.
  /k       Specifies if user1 is a local user, then the user account
           should be kept.
 
  Specify domain users in DOMAIN\USER format.  Specify only USER for
  local accounts.

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moveuser local domain\domain user /y.

You can also use this tool.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722032.aspx
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Correct.  If you are running moveuser.exe from a remote machine (server) use the syntax:
MOVEUSER localaccount MyDomain\domainaccount /c:\\workstationname /y.  If you want to KEEP the local user account add the /k switch as you have above.
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