Need to move profiles from one machine to another

Posted on 2008-11-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We are replacing\upgrading about 200 workstations on our domain.  Each machine has a local profile for the various users.  We are replacing the actual PC with an upgraded one.  One way or another I need to copy the user's profile and files from the old one to the new.  I can do it manually.  However, I am hoping there is an utility which may make the process quicker and more efficient.

Question by:dbonis77
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    Expert Comment

    We use the Microsoft User State Migration Tool 3.0 It works off the network if everything is in the right folders you before you run the tool it saves you a lot of time and you can do as many as you like at one time. The link to the tool is here.
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    by:Malli Boppe
    If you are you roaming profiles you don't need to bother about moving profiles between workstations.
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    Accepted Solution

    I believe the product you are looking for is ForensIT Profile Wizard (they have an enterprise version and a free version), actually I know it is. It's free for personal use, or for 200 users the enterprise edition would be around $450. This sofware will copy their old profiles to their new machines and join them to the new domain if you want, either from a gui or a very easy to use command line.

    Very robust, very cool (no I don't work for them, just a happy customer).

    here is a little snippet:
    User Profile Wizard 2.5 is the latest version of ForensiT's powerful workstation migration tool. User Profile Wizard will migrate your current user profile to your new domain account so that you can keep all your existing data and settings. User Profile Wizard

    Migrates all user profile data and settings
    - Automatically joins a machine to a new domain
    - Migrates workstations to a new Windows domain from an existing Windows network, from a Novell NDS network, or from no network at all.
    - Supports all Active Directory, Windows NT 4.0, and Samba domains.
    - Includes Enterprise strength scripting support
    - Is FREE for personal use.

    Author Closing Comment

    Several options but OP35 presented a good one.

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