I will be disjoining computer X, running Windows XP, from domain A and joining it to domain B. User U1 is on domain A and user U2 is on domain B. Domain A is based on WIndows SBS 2003 and domain B is based on Windows SBS 2008.
I want to preserve user U1's profile on computer X such that user U2 will have the same desktop shortcuts, the same set of installed applications and the same Outlook profile.
I have found a procedure at http://www.eggheadcafe.com/conversation.aspx?messageid=31860374&threadid=31860286
that involves minimal effort to carry out the intended task.
I have tested the above procedure using test accounts and found it to work for the above-stated purposes but the coverage of the test account was limited; for instance, it was only a few MB large and the source profile was not much more than what a new Windows XP installation would create for a new user.
I would like to hear comments about any limitations of this method and any caveats that the web page indicated does not draw attention to.
Cheers all and thank you in advance.