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Migrating user profiles from Workgroup to Active Directory Model

Hi experts

I need to migrate some users/pc (15) to our new active directory (on windows 2008 SBS) and I want to retain all the user's profiles (desktop etc.)
What is the best (fastest, cleanest) way to do that?

I stumbled across the following  pages, what do you think about them?

http://www.forensit.com/domain-migration.html
http://www.petri.co.il/copy_user_profiles_in_windows_xp.htm
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Arikael
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Arikael
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NetcraftCommented:
From Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555542

Step 4 - User Profile Migration
 
         1. After adding the desktops to the domain. Users profile may require to re-configure.
              You can use: Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) version 2.6 to resolve
              this issue.
        http://www.microsoft.com/technet/desktopdeployment/userstate/userstateusmt.mspx
 
You can also use "Moveuser.exe" utility, from Windows 2003 Resource Kit to accomplish this task.
 
         2. You can migrate users PST file to Exchange server mailboxes by using
              "Exmerge" utility.
         http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=429163EC-DCDF-47DC-96DA-1C12D67327D5&displaylang=en
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ArikaelAuthor Commented:
thanks

which way would you recommend?
USMT, plain copy (petri-link), forensit, or a completly different approach?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
I have used USMT multiple times without any issues this tool has worked for me.

You can also go this direction as well.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_23605412.html
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